Beverly Sainte – Marie more commonly known as Buffy Sainte- Marie, born on February 2oth, 1941. She was an orphan living in Piapot Cree First Nations Reserve in the Qu'Appelle Valley, in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. (Institute of American Indian Arts, 2014 ) She was eventually adopted by Albert and Winifred Sainte-Marie, who were actually related to her birth parents. She grew up in Wakefield, Massachusetts and in 1962 she graduated in the top ten of her class from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with degrees in teaching oriental philosophy.
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