Buffy Sainte-Marie to Receive Honorary Doctor of Music
During the 100th Convocation at Brandon University, singer/songwriter, entertainer, activist and humanitarian Buffy Sainte-Marie will receive an honorary doctorate. By age 24, Buffy Sainte-Marie had appeared all over Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia, receiving honours, medals and awards, which continue to this day. Marie’s concern for protecting Indigenous intellectual property and her distaste for the exploitation of Native American artists and performers have kept her in the forefront of activism in the arts for 40 years. There will be four convocation ceremonies at Brandon University this spring. These will take place June 3 and 4 at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium.