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June 11th, 2008     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

Today seems like a good day to post Buffy Sainte-Marie’s heartbreaking song My Country ‘Tis of Thy People You’re Dying. It’s a brutally honest and powerful comment not just on First Nations history but on how that history has been censored, covered up, and just plain ignored. This version was performed in the 60s on Pete Seeger’s show Rainbow Quest; Buffy Ste-Marie is playing at the Montreal Jazz fest this summer along with various other fests across the country. She is amazing.

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