Detoxifying Aboriginal Self-perception and Outward Identity with Buffy Sainte-Marie

The ASU Library Channel presents the twelfth installment of The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community with Detoxifying Aboriginal Self-perception and Outward Identity with Buffy Sainte-Marie

Click the bar for interactive transcript

Buffy Sainte-Marie shares stories from her musical career, grassroots activism, Sesame Street in the 1970's, and being censored by Lyndon Johnson for her stance against the Vietnam War. She talks about being in opposition with political administrations and touches on the challenges and importance of education.

Sainte-Marie, a Canadian native, describes herself as a "natural musician," whose love for music and pictures began at the age of three. Over the years she has crossed many genres, including rock, pop, powwow and folk. Heavy industry hitters such as Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Janis Joplin and Chet Atkins have covered her songs.

Download video presentation (Right Click and select "save as")​

View more videos from the series on YouTube.

Recorded Oct. 10, 2013 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.

ASU Sponsors: American Indian Policy Institute | American Indian Studies Program | Department of English | Faculty of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies | Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation (all units in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) | Indian Legal Program in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law | Labriola National American Indian Data Center

Community Partner: Heard Museum