Buffy Sainte-Marie in Conversation with Andrea Warner

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Event Number: 83
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Buffy Sainte-Marie in Conversation with Andrea Warner

Sunday, October 21
The York Theatre

639 Commercial Dr, Vancouver

The more one knows about folk singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, the more inspiring she becomes. Since her groundbreaking debut, It’s My Way!, in 1964, the Cree artist has released more than twenty albums and—among other accolades—received the only Academy Award ever to be won by an Indigenous performer. She also survived childhood trauma, domestic violence and blacklistings from two US presidents while continuing to fiercely campaign for justice with decades-long activism. Author Andrea Warner spent countless hours with Sainte-Marie to produce an official biography already hailed as “crucial and compelling” (Tanya Tagaq) and a “captivating story” (Naomi Klein). A conversation between these two women will remind us of the power of art and humanity. Get your tickets while you can for this electric close to the Festival.

Generously supported by Vancity & Tourism Vancouver.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie


Buffy Sainte-Marie is a Cree musician, artist, educator and activist, whose work has focused on issues regarding Indigenous peoples, and whose influence has been far-reaching. A trailblazer who upsets the status quo, she’s been blacklisted and silenced, was the first woman to breastfeed on national television and is the only Indigenous person to have won an Oscar. Her biography is Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography, written by Festival author Andrea Warner.


Andrea Warner

British Columbia

Andrea Warner is a writer, critic, broadcaster and podcaster. She’s the author of the forthcoming book, Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography, as well as the acclaimed 2015 book, We Oughta Know: How Four Women Ruled the ’90s and Changed Canadian Music. She is an associate producer at CBC Music and co-hosts the weekly podcast, Pop This!. Pop culture, art and feminism make her happy.