Fans rave over A Tribe Called Red's Juno celebration of Indigenous culture

Ottawa's A Tribe Called Red opened Sunday's televised 2017 Juno Awards with an electrifying celebration of Indigenous culture and music that had fans across the country raving on social media.

Legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie began the broadcast from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa with an acknowledgment that the event was taking over on Algonquin territory.

Then the Juno-winning electronic trio took over with a medley of songs from their 2016 album We Are the Halluci Nation, featuring local Indigenous dancers and a performance by renowned Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq.

The four-minute spectacle put Indigenous cultures front and centre on Canadian music's biggest night of the year, and the reaction online was glowing.

The group took home the Jack Richardson producer of the year Juno the night before at the non-televised gala at the Shaw Centre.

A Tribe Called Red will play select tour dates this spring and summer in North America and Europe.