Today in Music – Happy Birthday Buffy Saint Marie!

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Celebrating her 72nd birthday is folksinger, an activist Buffy Saint Marie. Here’s some background information on Buffy:

Buffy Sainte-Marie, OC (born February 20, 1941) is a Canadian-American Cree 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.

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.Continue Reading

My favorite Buffy Saint Marie was always the “Universal Soldier” and it’s a song that is still as appropriate today as it was in the 60s because it does speak a universal truth!