Buffy Sainte-Marie: It's My Way (FNCR 2013)

SKU: 9781897252789

Blair Stonechild
Grade Levels:
Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education
Cree, Plains
Book Type:
Fifth House Publishers
Copyright Data:

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Buffy Sainte-Marie: It's My Way is a 2012 biography written by author Blair Stonechild. It is a unique perspective on the life and times of Cree singer/songwriter, artist, educator, and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie. This Cree woman’s life began in Saskatchewan and has been one of change and transition.  Buffy Sainte-Marie is a symbol of the free expression movement of the 1960s and her powerful songs inspired countless people seeking hope and change. The author has effectively captured the essence of this remarkable woman as he begins with an introduction to the tumultuous history of the Cree people and follows Buffy on her journey of self-discovery in university to the Greenwich Village scene. Chapters cover her life in Hawaii, songwriting, social activism, motherhood, acting, art, and her return to the limelight. Buffy won an Academy Award for her songwriting, and she seeks to inspire and bring hope to a new generation with her educational projects and music career. This book documents the amazing life of a Cree woman from the Piapot Reserve who has become an international icon and activist. Blair Stonechild is a member of the Muscowpetung First Nation in Saskatchewan. Blair is currently Professor of Indigenous Studies and has served as Dean of Academics and Executive Director of Development for the First Nations University of Canada.

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