Last November, longtime Inuvik Hospital employee and leader of Louie Goose and the Mackenzie Delta Band, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards in Winnipeg. Louie is the father and music mentor of Physician Recruiter, Leanne Goose, who wrote a song in his honour and performed with him on stage.
“The Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMA’s) Lifetime Achievement Award is one of the highest musical honours bestowed to our people and Mr. Goose is very deserving of this award. Not only did he introduce live music to the community, he ensured its’ growth and survival by sharing his talent and wisdom with so many. Mr. Goose truly has made and continues to make a profound musical impact on your community," said Jean LaRose, Chief Executive Officer of Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.
Anyone who has heard Louie's performance of Sweet Caroline at longterm care celebrations will agree!