‘Very duped’: Indigenous musicians upset over Buffy Sainte Marie ancestry revelations

By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS Buffy Sainte-Marie, wearing a shining dress and long necklace, was led on the stage by a group of Indigenous people in traditional regalia after she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1995. Her iconic dark hair and fringe hung long as she told the crowd about the importance of artists from remote communities. “Most especially in the whole wide world, I’d like to acknowledge all the grassroots Indian artists who haven’t yet taken home a Juno, but who continue, as they have in the past, to capture our hearts at powwows across Canada, doing that magic which music does so well,” Sainte-Marie said to applause. Those words now ring hollow for some Indigenous musicians after a recent CBC News…

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