We Oughta Know About Buffy Sainte-Marie: Andrea Warner Discusses A Musical Icon

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Buffy Sainte-Marie is a musical phenom, Indigenous activist, folk hero, and overall powerhouse who has been revolutionizing the Canadian music scene—whether we know it or not—since the early 60s. She is also the subject of Andrea Warner's latest book, Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography, which is not only about Buffy's life as a musician, but also her life as an activist and abuse survivor. In this soul-buoying interview, Andrea chats with Mica about what drew her to Buffy as a subject, and why Buffy's music continues to be relevant—arguably more than ever—in these politically fraught times. Andrea also talks about Buffy's "if only you knew" brand of activism, and why Buffy's upbringing (she was raised by a white family, away from her birthplace on a reserve) is an all-too-familiar narrative of our nation.

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