Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie



Buffy Sainte-Marie, OC (born Beverly Sainte-Marie, February 20, 1941) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, composer, visual artist,[1] 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.

In 1997, she founded the Cradleboard Teaching Project, an educational curriculum devoted to better understanding Native Americans. She has won recognition and many awards and honours for both her music and her work in education and social activism.


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Pads, parties, powerful performances and pride highlight Juno Weekend
  –  March 26, 2018
Other highlights included the unstoppable Buffy Sainte-Marie, a Northern Touch hip hop reunion and the aforementioned Colombian-Canadian Jessie Reyes emotionally thanking Canada with her proud, teary-eyed parents standing behind her, arm in arm.
Swoon to Jessie Reyez' New Duet Version of "Figures" with Daniel Caesar
  –  March 26, 2018
Also, Grimes presented with Buffy Sainte-Marie, which is cool on several levels when you think about these two talented Canadian women making boundary-pushing electronic music several generations apart from each other. It was Torontonian soul stars Jessie ...
Buffy Sainte-Marie Latest News, Photos, and Videos
  –  March 26, 2018
Eric McCormack is all smiles while posing alongside his wife Janet Holden on the red carpet at the 2018 Juno Awards held at Rogers Arena on Sunday (March 25) in Vancouver, Canada. The 54-year-old Will & Grace star was joined at the event by Grimes, Buffy ...
Ben Rayner: Gord Downie leaves mark on a more inclusive Juno Awards
  –  March 26, 2018
Native-Canadian trailblazer and Indigenous Album of the Year winner (for last year’s Medicine Songs) Buffy Sainte-Marie joined Montreal electro-pop starlet Grimes onstage for a shout-out all the women who continually put up with a lot of nonsense from ...
The 2018 JUNO Awards Broadcast Recognizes Rising Talent & Pays Homage to Legends on Canada's Biggest Night in Music
  –  March 26, 2018
trailblazing songwriter and social activist Buffy Sainte-Marie; pop, electro artist Charlotte Cardin; pop singer and visual artist Grimes; Member of the Order of Canada Jann Arden; Weaves' lead singer Jasmyn Burke; Canadian Olympic snowboarder Mark ...
Junos 2018: Barenaked Ladies reunite, Michael Bublé returns and Rascalz rhyme
  –  March 26, 2018
The musicians broke out into a rendition of the iconic song while on stage together. Revered singer and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie was one of the few artists who spoke candidly during the broadcast about representation in music. "It's time for women to be ...
Arcade Fire, Shawn Mendes & More Win Big at the 2018 Juno Gala
  –  March 25, 2018
Arcade Fire, the late Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip, Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, Alvvays, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Shawn Mendes, LIGHTS and A Tribe Called Red were among the winners Saturday night (March 24) at the 47th annual Juno Gala Dinner and Awards ...
Buffy Sainte-Marie, A Tribe Called Red, Alvvays, Ivan Decker, and more win early at Juno Gala Dinner and Awards
  –  March 25, 2018
JUNO Gala. Comedy Album of the Year winner Ivan Decker. Presented by Jeff Leake. Photo courtesy of www.junoawards.ca Yesterday (March 24) was packed with Juno Week events as tonight’s main awards ceremony neared. Highlights included Stories from the ...
2018 Juno Awards: A big night for Gord Downie, The Barenaked Ladies and Canadian Music
  –  March 25, 2018
As Indigenous Music Album winner Buffy Sainte-Marie noted backstage at the broadcast, “how stupid is a world where 50 per cent of the brainpower isn’t being recognized by the other 50 per cent?” Here’s hoping that we see some really significant adv ...
JUNOS: Krall, Downie win two awards each at non-televised gala
  –  March 25, 2018
Buffy Sainte-Marie’s politically charged album of songs about unity and resistance, “Medicine Songs,” won the Indigenous music album award. Bruce Cockburn’s “Bone on Bone,” which dabbled in political commentary at times, grabbed contemporary ...
Neil Young, Carlos Santana, Joan Baez And More Pick The Greatest Protest Song Of All Time
  –  March 23, 2018
But then you have Rage Against The Machine and Buffy Sainte-Marie. Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls): I love “Redemption Song,” of course Bob Dylan, “The Times They Are A Changin’,” we sang that with Joan [Baez] and Mary Chapin [Carpenter] and every ...
An oral history of the Indigenous music Juno Award category
  –  March 20, 2018
All of this success is not thanks just to the creation of the award — as category co-creator and winner Buffy Sainte-Marie jokes, "It's not as though the Junos invented us!" — but it helped amplify Indigenous artists, getting their music out to a ...


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