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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Popular Songs4

Song Appearances & References5

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Minor Film Appearances & References5

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Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
  –  August 18, 2017
Featuring an incredible array of interviews with Indian and non-Indian luminaries such as the Band’s Robbie Robertson (Mohawk), Redbone’s Pat Vegas (Shoshone), Buffy Sainte-Marie (Cree), George Clinton, Steven Tyler, Martin Scorsese, and Cyril and Ivan ...
Here are 7 picks in arts & entertainment for Aug. 20-26
  –  August 18, 2017
It stars Link Wray (above, who was a Shawnee), Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Jesse Ed Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Randy Castillo, Taboo, Martin Scorsese, Quincy Jones, Steven Tyler, Steven Van Zandt, Iggy Pop, Tony Bennett and others. Art in the underpass ...
Drums sending international message of unity
  –  August 18, 2017
featuring two screenings of the documentary and performances by natives featured in the documentary, including Buffy Sainte-Marie. Kenny Lee Lewis from the Steve Miller Band and two-time Juno award winner Derek Miller.
Review: ‘Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey’ Seems Out of Step With Its Period
  –  August 18, 2017
There are some signs of the times, including a druggy love-in, references to the draft, a roving gang of vaguely Mansonish thugs and a repeated Buffy Sainte-Marie song. But the question of whether the couple will consummate their relationship isn’t a ...
Paquin Artists Agency Nabs Three From UTA Canada
  –  August 17, 2017
PAA’s 160-act roster, such as The Strumbellas, Serena Ryder, Randy Bachman, The Sheepdogs, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Old Crow Medicine Show, Shakey Graves, and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, has offices in Winnipeg, Toronto and Vancouver. The agency is a ...
Summerfolk Festival This Weekend
  –  August 17, 2017
the Nunavut based band the Jerry Cans and award winning headliner Buffy Sainte-Marie. Tickets for the event, which will not be serving alcohol are $15 and there are a limited number of them. There are two main stages throughout the event: The Amphitheatre ...
LA’s Music Center goes on location (at the Ford) with 3 days of music, dance
  –  August 17, 2017
He also covers his sister, Martha Wainwright (who joins him onstage), Arcade Fire, Celine Dion, Robbie Robertson and Buffy Sainte Marie, among others. On Location picks up again Oct. 18-22 with its next installment, featuring choreographer Akram Khan’s ...
Repo Man: Glen Campbell in Charles Portis’s Norwood
  –  August 16, 2017
Even when he took issue with the lives he sang about (after Campbell made a hit covering Cree musician Buffy Sainte-Marie’s “Universal Soldier,” he told a reporter that people who advocated burning draft cards “should be hung”), Campbell was most ...
Peterborough Folk Festival returns this weekend
  –  August 16, 2017
The Peterborough Folk Festival returns to Nicholls Oval Park this weekend after Buffy Sainte-Marie kicks off the festival downtown Friday night. The iconic Canadian artist is performing at Showplace Performance Centre for the festival's only ticketed event.
These fascinating photos show how Toronto celebrated Canada’s Centennial
  –  August 15, 2017
In an effort to keep Yorkville a pedestrian street, locals organized a peaceful demonstration that included performances by Leonard Cohen and Buffy Sainte-Marie. Here, a new Canadian learns English. By 1967, Canada’s immigration policies had somewhat ...
Regina Folk Festival daytime numbers up, ticket sales down
  –  August 15, 2017
This year, Butel said one of the many highlights was the round dance during Buffy Sainte-Marie’s festival-closing performance on the main stage. “It was a lot of people coming together with strangers to join in a round dance in Victoria Park — it was ...
'Let's have a whole different world,' says Buffy Sainte-Marie in message to Sask. women
  –  August 14, 2017
Buffy Sainte-Marie had a message that packed a punch when she came to Saskatchewan for the Regina Folk Festival this week: "Let's have a whole different world." The Saskatchewan-born acclaimed musician and activist recorded a message with Shana Pasapa, a ...
Saskatchewan Shines at the 2017 Canada Summer Games
  –  August 14, 2017
Event attendees enjoyed performances by The Pistolwhips, Buffy Sainte-Marie and the Sheepdogs. The travelling Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame exhibit and the Saskatchewan Sports and Culture exhibit also received a lot of attention with our very own ...
48th annual Regina Folk Festival a time to enjoy music, fun and people
  –  August 14, 2017
The 48th annual Regina Folk Festival had another successful year. This year’s headliners featured Tegan and Sara, Lights and Buffy Sainte-Marie, along with many bands from across Canada. Solid numbers aren’t in yet, but artistic director of the Regina ...
Film brings Native influence on US music out of shadows
  –  August 14, 2017
By the 1960s, major artists began to celebrate their Native American heritage openly including Canadian folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie and Jesse Ed Davis, a guitarist who recorded with members of The Beatles and Eric Clapton. More recent figures include ...
Regina Folk Festival a harmonious melding of cultures
  –  August 13, 2017
Sunday morning had a big draw, too, with Buffy Sainte-Marie hosting a gospel-themed workshop. The Thursday night concerts that happened this year were an anomaly thanks to special funding for Canada 150. Friday’s daytime shows were a byproduct of that ...
Folk Alley Radio Show #170810
  –  August 12, 2017
Two new hours each week. Stream this week's show. In hour one, you'll hear music by The Roches, Iris Dement, and the Dixies Chicks; in addition to true classics by Joni Mitchell and Buffy Sainte-Marie's; also top albums from legends Joan Baez, Bobbie ...
Breastfeeding used to be so normal they showed it on Sesame Street
  –  August 11, 2017
In fact, Big Bird seemed intrigued. So much so that he asked the mum what she was doing. That mum was Buffy Sainte-Marie, a Native Canadian musician, educator, and activist and she had no issue explaining to Big Bird exactly what was occurring.
Polaris 2017: 5 things you didn't know about A Tribe Called Red's We Are the Halluci Nation
  –  August 11, 2017
Past winners have included Tanya Tagaq, Arcade Fire, Feist, Caribou, Buffy Sainte-Marie and more. One of this year's nominees is A Tribe Called Red for its album We Are the Halluci Nation, which mixes powwow drums, driving dance beats and samples that ...
12 Last Minute Picks At The 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival
  –  August 11, 2017
Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others, RUMBLE shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.
Rumble at the Falls to start with echoes of native drums across the border
  –  August 9, 2017
The documentary explores the vital but little-recognized contributions of such Native musicians as Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Peter Lafarge, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Robbie Robertson. "To a large extent ...
Rumble restores a vital link to music history
  –  August 9, 2017
In talking about her own blacklisted years, Buffy Sainte-Marie provides a reminder that empire never sleeps, especially when you’re successful. Equally, thanks to the timing of this critical work—there’s a visit to Standing Rock in the film’s final ...
Legendary singer Glen Campbell dies at 81
  –  August 8, 2017
Over the first few decades of his career, he turned tunes by everyone from Allen Toussaint (“Southern Nights”), Buffy Sainte-Marie (“Universal Soldier”), Neil Diamond (“Sunflower”), Cindy Walker (“Dream Baby [How Long Must I Dream]”) and ...
Vancouver's Drum is Calling Festival attracts 40,000 people over 9 days
  –  August 8, 2017
Headliners for the concerts included Chantal Kreviazuk, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Crystal Shawanda, William Prince, Shane Koyczan, DJ Shub, and George Leach. There were also four fashion shows, with 50 models and 25 designers, as part of the first Vancouver ...
Indigenous music celebrated with Falls show
  –  August 8, 2017
The show will feature music by Indigenous icons like Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Charley Patton and Jimi Hendrix, whose paternal grandmother was one-quarter Cherokee. The show is a prelude to the Celebration of Nations at FirstOntario Performing ...
Join ‘The Indians Who Rocked the World’ for a ‘RUMBLE AT THE FALLS’
  –  August 8, 2017
Featuring songs written by Native music icons such as Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Peter Lafarge, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Robbie Robertson, RUMBLE reveals the talented musicians who helped shape the soundtracks o ...
Canada Games competition heating up in week two
  –  August 8, 2017
The Canada Games Festival at the Forks is proving similarly popular to the sporting events, bringing in large crowds for performers including The Sheepdogs, Serena Rider and Buffy Sainte-Marie. Still to come this week include acts such as Nova Scotian ...
‘Folks Like Us’ brings folk music favourites to the VPP
  –  August 8, 2017
If you like singing along to Stan Rogers, humming as you hear Buffy Sainte-Marie, and wagging your finger to the music of Murray McLauchlan, the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia has the show for you. Folks Like Us is now playing at the VPP honouring great ...
Documentary Invites you to “Rumble” With Native American Musical Artists
  –  August 7, 2017
and the defiant political statements of artists such as Buffy Sainte-Marie and John Trudell — the late activist who appears frequently in Rumble, and to whom the documentary is dedicated.” We recently had a chance to speak with Catherine Bainbridge and ...
The Drum is Calling
  –  August 5, 2017
Highlighting the festival included performances from iconic artists such as singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, PowWowStep creator DJ Shub, singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, country sensation Crystal Shawanda, northern Ontario rockers Midnight Shine ...


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