About Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie (born Beverly Sainte-Marie, February 20, 1941 or 1942) is a Canadian Cree singer-songwriter, musician, composer, visual artist, pacifist, educator, social activist, and philanthropist. Throughout her career in all of these areas, her work has focused on issues of Native Americans. Her singing and writing repertoire includes subjects of love, war, religion, and mysticism. Her work, since 1953 to the present day, has been covered by such musicians as Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Neko Case, Janis Joplin, Chet Atkins, The Indigo Girls and Joe Cocker. She is also responsible for the Cradleboard Teaching Project, an educational curriculum devoted to better understanding of Native Americans. A gifted digital artist, Sainte-Marie has also exhibited her art at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Emily Carr Gallery in Vancouver and the American Indian Arts Museum in Santa Fe. She has won recognition and many awards and honours for both her music and her work in education and social activism. Sainte-Marie claimed in a 2008 that she had been blacklisted and that she, along with other Native Americans and native people in the Red Power movements, were put out of business in the 1970s. "I found out 10 years later, in the 1980s, that President Lyndon B. Johnson had been writing letters on White House stationery praising radio stations for suppressing my music." More »

Notable songs: Cod'ine; Universal Soldier; Until It's Time For You To Go; Up Where We Belong...

Other interesting places
  1. Discography - listed and detailed on Wikipedia pages
  2. Official website