Buffy Sainte-Marie to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

 

 

During the Socan awards on April 1, Singer, Songwriter & Activist Buffy Sainte-Marie will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Her 1964 peace anthem "Universal Soldier" was inducted to the same hall of fame in 2005, also winning an oscar.

Sainte-Marie also picked up an Oscar, British Academy Film and Golden Globe Award for co-writing the 1982 song "Up Where We Belong," which was performed by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes for the film "An Officer and a Gentleman."

 

 

The 78-year-old has several Junos, a Polaris Prize, a Governor General's Performing Arts Award, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Born on the Piapot Plains Cree First Nation in Qu’Appelle Valley, Sask., Sainte-Marie gained fame as a socially conscious folk singer and pioneer of electronic music in the 1960s.

Her career has also included a five-year stint on “Sesame Street” and founding the Nihewan Foundation for American Indian Education as well as the Cradleboard Teaching Project.