Buffy Sainte-Marie on Creative Decolonization in a Global Village
Today we are speaking with the legendary artist, educator and political activist Buffy Sainte-Marie. Buffy was born to Cree parents on the Piapot Cree Reservation in Saskatchewan, Canada. She was orphaned as an infant and moved to Massachusetts, where she would later get her degree in Eastern Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts. In the early Sixties, Buffy played the coffeehouses of Greenwich Village, where her music was so well received that her career skyrocketed to international fame soon thereafter. Almost 50 years after the release of her first album,* It’s My Way, Buffy’s new album, *Power in the Blood, is filled with the same fierce messages, eclecticism and passion unique to this unstoppable woman. We explore creativity in an age of commodification, being indigenous in a global village, demythologizing the power elites, and more!