Buffy Sainte-Marie … Icon or Fraud?

Legend Buffy Saint-Marie has shocked the world who learned through a CBC piece that the singer was not who she said she was... story page 14

Revelations about Buffy Sainte Marie’s ancestry is having a devastating impact on Indigenous communities across Canada By Lori Campbell Writer This isn’t a story about whether Buffy Sainte-Marie, musical icon, activist, community member and beloved Auntie, is biologically Indigenous. Rather, it’s more important to understand the deep impact a CBC report casting doubts on the singer’s ancestry is having across Indigenous lands, and how the fallout from the report shows what reconciliation is not. But before I go there, allow me to situate myself. It will shed some light about why this story may not sound like the one you are looking for, like most Indigenous peoples, I still need time to digest this news about Buffy, but why the impact of the story is something non-Indigenous people need to…

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