Buffy Sainte-Marie
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Album: Coincidence and Likely Stories [1992]

..In the 1990s, Buffy created the Cradleboard Teaching Project to link American Indian students with other students online around the world. Traveling now to Indian communities and colleges, the project debunks stereotypes and shares history and culture by way of CD-ROM.

Sharing the concert stage at Dine' College with Trudell, Buffy said she and Trudell were "just puppies," during the takeover of Alcatraz in the 1960s. Yet, they kept struggling; kept surviving.

"We just kept chugging on. We kept coming to Indian country. We didn't worry about the fortune and fame because we went with our sincerity, our hearts, and with our friends."

There was the pain of seeing people hurt, but the movers of the '60s and '70s survived, developed, taught, and shared with old friends the joys of watching children and Indian country grow.

"It was hard – seeing people hurt", she said. And there was the pain of seeing women and the elderly treated with lack of respect. But, people began to sobber up and change. Her "Starwalker" was a tribute.

"Starwalker is for all generations past and yet to come. So many people have seen the reality of that in their lives," she said, adding that the song was one of her favorites..
Ay hey way hey way heyah

Starwalker, he's a friend of mine
You've seen him looking fine
He's a straight talker, he's a Starwalker
Don't drink no wine
Ay way hey o heya

Wolf Rider she's a friend of yours
You've seen her opening doors,
She's a history turner, she's a sweetgrass burner
And a dog soldier
Ay hey way hey way heya

Holy light, guard the night.
Pray up your medicine song..
Oh, stake dealer you're a spirit healer,
Keep going on.
Ay hey way hey way heya

Lightning Woman – Thunderchild
Star soldiers one and all oh
Sisters, Brothers all together
Aim straight, Stand tall

Ay hey way hey way heya – heyo

Starwalker he's a friend of mine
You've seen him looking fine
He's a straight talker, he's a Starwalker
Don't drink no wine
Ah way hey o hey...

Aya hey hey heyo way hey heyo
Ay hey hey heya
Hey way hey way heya
Heya wey yoh
Ay hey way hey way heya.

Contributed by giorgio - 2010/11/27 - 10:38

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