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Hearing the stories of Buffy Sainte-Marie and other alleged “Pretendians” feels more personal than just being let down by an icon, teacher or author.
CBC-TV’s recent Fifth Estate report raising questions about Buffy Sainte-Marie’s Indigeneity has rocked our country and become the topic of conversation among many.
Social-media posts and replies are still going strong, with Canadians divided in their reaction.
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Some don’t support the CBC reporting and stand with Sainte-Marie, recognizing her as an Indigenous woman.
Others are convinced the investigative report uncovered the truth.
There are also people who believe the report to be true, but argue that with Sainte-Marie in her early 80s, “Why bring it up?”