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Buffy Sainte-Marie to be honoured with commemorative stamp

Cree singer-songwriter, Buffy Sainte-Marie is being recognized in a new way – through a commemorative stamp from Canada Post.

The list of Buffy’s accolades is long. Some of the stand outs are her five Juno awards and her Oscar for “Up Where We Belong” for “An Officer and a Gentleman.” Buffy was the very first Indigenous person to ever receive an Oscar.

Buffy has always been focused on working to bring justice and awareness for Indigenous people and communities. She started a non-profit organization in 1969 called Nihewan Foundation for Native American Education.

The stamp’s design will be officially revealed at a ceremony at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Thursday, November 18th. Buffy Sainte-Marie will attend, along with former Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Perry Bellegarde.

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