Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie

It's My Way

Book - 2012
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"Buffy Saint-Marie is a symbol of the free expression movement of the 1960s and her powerful songs inspired countless people seeking hope and change. Her life has been one of transitions; from songwriter to famous intellectually-oriented folk and protest singer, to country and western and rock and roll musician, to social activist, mother, script-writer, actress, digital artist, philanthropist, children's educator, and 'medicine woman.' Within all these roles, and throughout her incredibly diverse and engaging, though private, life, Buffy Sainte-Marie has cultivated her unique vision for achieving collective beauty and purpose in an often lonely world. In this ambitious biography of an international cultural icon, Blair Stonechild seeks to bring together the many facets of a remarkable life, and to develop a sense of the woman behind it all. In doing so, Stonechild also traces some of the tumultuous history of the Cree people, and offers a fascinating, and challenging, view into the impoverished Saskatchewan reserve where Sainte-Marie was born, and an exploration of the story and context of a Native culture which Buffy continues to inspire today." --Publisher description.
Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fifth House, c2012
Description: 282 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781897252789
Branch Call Number: 782.42164 Sai


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Jul 05, 2017

This is a gentle, good biography of Buffy, highlighting her many achievements as a song-writer, singer, musician, artist and activist. The description of her project for schools, Cradleboard, is interesting. She has maintained her positive attitude and commitment throughout her life.

LaughingOne May 08, 2013

I loved Buffy Sainte-Marie's music and politics back in the 1970s and thought this would be an interesting read. It is much more than that! I now know much more about the other work that she has done during her life: paving the way for other musicians, personally funding programs for aboriginal children, creating Cradleboard, an educational program delivered electronically, matching native school children with children in other schools, helping them interact and learn about each other, learn that Indians still exist - they aren't in museums like the dinosaurs. And it's more than that. My respect and admiration for Buffy Sainte-Marie has grown. And she's still doing it all, because "it's my way".
Inspirational woman! Great story! Well worth reading.

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