It looks like we have another fake Indian on our hands: Canadian folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie
Besides Lizzie Warren, why are all the fakes in Canada?
Sainte-Marie is one of Canada’s most celebrated “Indigenous” singers, maybe the world.
Sainte-Marie appeared on Sesame Street in 1975 when the program wanted to show Indigenous culture to children.
She told the kids and the audience she belonged to the Cree tribe while showing them jewelry and beadwork.
Sainte-Marie won an Oscar in 1983 for the song “Up Where We Belong” from An Officer and a Gentleman, supposedly the first Indigenous person to win one.
The National Arts Centre in Ottawa hosted a concert in Sainte-Marie’s honor in 2022.
Anishinabe musician ShoShona Kish claimed: “Buffy Sainte-Marie has led the way for Indigenous music on this beautiful land since her first album.”
Documentaries. Meeting the late Queen Elizabeth II. Five-part CBC podcast. Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Awards
FOUR Indigenous lifetime achievement awards.
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