Buffy Sainte-Marie is an internationally renowned recording artist, activist, educator, visual artist, and winner of countless awards, including Juno and Golden Globe.

With an esteemed career spanning five decades to date, Sainte-Marie is widely known for her 1960s protest anthems, including Universal Soldier, and Now That The Buffalo’s Gone, as well as the hit Up Where We Belong. Her work has been covered by Elvis, Barbra Streisand and Cher.

Most recently, she released the two-time Juno Award-winning Power in the Blood. This fall, she will release her nineteenth studio album, Medicine Songs, a collection of activist songs about the environment, alternative conflict resolution, Indigenous realities, greed, and racketeering.

In 1969, she made one of the world’s first electronic music albums; in 1982 she became one of the first Indigenous women to win an Academy Award, and she even spent five years on Sesame Street where she became one of the first women ever to breastfeed on national television.

She’s written folk pop standards, and an Irish traditional.

 

Buffy Sainte-Marie performs Nov. 10 at Flato Markham Theatre.