Buffy Sainte-Marie’s birthday
Originally shared by Dennis Healy
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Up Where We Belong.. The author’s version of the song that is best known from Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes. Buffy won an Oscar for this song together with Jack Nitzsche and Will Jennings.. Happy 76th birthday Buffy Sainte-Marie, OC (born Beverly Sainte-Marie, February 20, 1941) is a Native Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, composer, visual artist, educator, pacifist, and social activist. Throughout her career in all of these areas, her work has focused on issues of indigenous peoples of the Americas. Her singing and writing repertoire also includes subjects of love, war, religion, and mysticism.
In 1997 she founded the Cradleboard Teaching Project, an educational curriculum devoted to better understanding Native Americans. She has won recognition and many awards and honours for both her music and her work in education and social activism.