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Buffy Sainte-Marie

Inspirational Talk: A life of activism

The Museum is thrilled to welcome Buffy Sainte-Marie, Cree singer-songwriter, activist, educator and winner of countless awards (Oscar, Juno, Golden Globe and the Polaris Music Prize) to share stories of her life and work. 

Since 1969, Buffy Sainte-Marie has operated the Nihewan Foundation for Native American Education, whose Cradleboard Teaching Project serves children and teachers worldwide, free and online. She will speak about this project, as well as her work to protect Indigenous intellectual property and to speak out against exploitation of Indigenous artists and performers. 

Buffy Sainte-Marie is featured in the Museum’s exhibition of human rights defenders in the Rights Today gallery on Level 5.  

This talk is participatory and will include time for discussion.  

Seating for this presentation was limited. This event is now full, but it will be livestreamed at www.humanrights.ca.

Location: Manitoba Teachers’ Society Classrooms

Photo: Buffy Sainte-Marie. Credit: Matt Barnes