Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography Comes Out September 25, 2018

Buffy Sainte-Marie performs at the Calgary Folk Music Festival at Prince's Island Park in downtown Calgary on Sunday, July 24, 2011. LYLE ASPINALL/CALGARY SUN/QMI AGENCY

For more than 50 years, the incredible Cree singer-songwriter, activist, and educator has made her voice heard through her music, art, and activism, establishing herself among the ranks of folk greats such as Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. She’s released more than twenty albums, survived being blacklisted by two U.S. presidents, and has received countless accolades, including the first Academy Award ever to be won by an Indigenous artist. Her most recent album, Power in the Blood (2015), won the Polaris Music Prize and two Juno Awards.

But Sainte-Marie is so much more than a musician; she is also an entrepreneur, a pioneer in digital art, and an important cultural activist who has worked tirelessly advocating for and protecting Indigenous rights and freedoms. In Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography, what will be Sainte-Marie’s first and only authorized biography, Andrea Warner weaves a powerful, intimate look at the life of the beloved artist and everything that she has accomplished in her 77 years (and counting).

It comes out through Greystone Books on September 25, 2018, and details will be forthcoming.