Buffy Sainte Marie: Censored by U.S. Presidents and a Newspaper, Vindicated by Covert Operative in Court
Buffy Sainte Marie's interview was censored by Indian Country Today, where I was a staff reporter in 1999. Before firing me seven years later, the newspaper published part of her story that she shared backstage at Dine' College.
In 2006, a covert agent confirmed Buffy's words: The U.S. government wanted to silence 'Rock 'n Roll' and replace it with Country Western. Buffy said she was put out of the music business by President Johnson because of her song, 'Universal Soldier,' and her stance against the Vietnam War.
Although part of Buffy's original interview was published by ICT in 2006, her comments about uranium mining on Pine Ridge were censored.