Buffy Sainte-Marie Biography (Wikipedia)
Buffy Sainte-Marie, OC (born Beverly Sainte-Marie, c. February 20, 1941) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter, musician, composer, visual artist, 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.
In 1997, 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. She won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 55th Academy Awards for co-writing the song "Up Where We Belong" from the film, An Officer and a Gentleman. She was the first and still is the only indigenous person to have won an Academy Award.
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