Buffy Sainte Marie
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Buffy Sainte-Marie, OC (born Beverly Sainte-Marie, February 20, 1941) is a Native Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, composer, visual artist, educator, pacifist, and social activist. Throughout her career in all of these areas, her work has focused on issues of Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Her singing and writing repertoire also includes subjects of love, war, religion, and mysticism.
Subscribe and get Galactic News Daily Updates: Published on Dec 9, 2013 Academy-Award winning musician and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie speaks at the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture and Community. Buffy Sainte-Marie shares stories from her musical career, grassroots activism, Sesame Street in the 1970’s, and being censored by Lyndon Johnson ...Continue Reading Here
Buffy Sainte-Marie on the set of Sesame Street “Sesame Street originally contacted me to say the alphabet. I said, “Have you ever done any aboriginal programming?” I worked with them for the next five and a half years, brought them to different reservations. They never tried to stereotype me. I taught the Count how to count in Cree. We were being seen by 72 countries three times a day. What an opportunity to make the world better.””