Buffy Sainte-Marie performs during Hardly Strictly Bluegrass at Golden Gate Park in Oct. 2016 in San Francisco.Scott Dudelson/Getty Images
The Truth about War: The War Machine and Censorship in Indian Country
By Brenda Norrell
The War Racket.' Buffy's strong words for the corporate war profiteers: The Parasites.
At Dine' College, Buffy said she was blacklisted out of the music industry in the U.S. by President Lyndon Johnson, because of her stance against the Vietnam War and her song, 'Universal Soldier." Her words to us, backstage at Dine' College in 1999, were censored by Indian County Today, where I was a staff reporter, and is one of the reasons Censored News was created.
Buffy Sainte Marie, and Louise Benally of Big Mountain, were both censored by Indian Country Today. As the U.S. bombed Baghdad, Louise compared the war in Iraq to the genocidal Longest Walk that her ancestors were forced on to Fort Sumner, Bosque Redondo.