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Niigaan Sinclair

CBC Manitoba: Manitoba’s Indigenous arts community grapples with revelations from Buffy Sainte-Marie documentary

November 1, 2023 — 

In spite of the questions around her identity, some Indigenous people will continue to accept Sainte-Marie as part of their community because of her decades of activism, said Niigaan Sinclair, a professor of Native studies at the University of Manitoba. 

“I think it’s because she’s done the kind of heavy lifting that it takes to build relationships,” he said. 

“And so I think for a lot of Indigenous people, they may still claim her regardless of any other evidence that comes to light.”

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