Buffy Sainte-Marie is an Academy Award-winning folk singer who has claimed Native-American heritage since the early 1960s. In her art and activism, she has spoken from what Teen Vogue
called an “Indigenous perspective,” repeatedly condemning colonization and referring to America’s founding and the supposed erasure of American Indians as “genocide.” She also has touted herself as a “survivor” of an allegedly racist government welfare program that placed certain Native-American kids in foster homes.
Liberal media outfits devoured and trafficked in the singer’s claims for years, suggesting, for instance, that the singer had been
forcibly taken away from her Native-American family; that she was “raised … in a small town where there was almost nobody that looked like her”; that she was Cree.
A birth certificate, testimony from family members, genealogical data, and an altogether damning
report from the Canadian state media have knocked out the pillar upon which Sainte-Marie has long built her persona. She was not born in Canada. She was likely not adopted. She is most likely of Italian and English heritage.
What’s the background?
Sainte-Marie has for over 50 years…
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