May 26, 2011

Buffy earns honorary doctorate

Buffy Sainte-Marie Will Receive Honorary Doctor of MusicAt the beginning of June singer/songwriter, entertainer, activist and humanitarian Buffy Sainte-Marie will be given an honorary Doctor of Music from Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada.

“A graduating college senior in 1962, Buffy Sainte-Marie hit the ground running as a soloist, touring North America’s colleges, reservations and concert halls, meeting both significant acclaim and misunderstanding from audiences and record companies who expected Pocahontas in fringes,” states the university press release. “Instead, they were both entertained and educated with their initial dose of Native American reality in the first person.”
Comment:  For more on Buffy Sainte-Marie, see 2010 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Winners and Inside Up Where We Belong.

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