Monday, 2 June 2014
Detoxifying Aboriginal Self-perception and Outward Identity with Buffy Sainte-Marie (Video)
Recorded Oct. 10, 2013 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. Introduction by Simon Ortiz
Academy-Award winning musician and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie speaks at the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture and Community.
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.
The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community at Arizona State University addresses topics and issues across disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences, and politics. Underscoring Indigenous American experiences and perspectives, this series seeks to create and celebrate knowledge that evolves from an inclusive Indigenous worldview and that is applicable to all walks of life. ASU Sponsors include: American Indian Policy Institute | American Indian Studies Program | Department of English | Faculty of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies | Indian Legal Program in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law | Labriola National American Indian Data Center | Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation. The Heard Museum is ASU's community partner.