After a world-wind of successful premieres, the film, Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry it On finally launched in the U.S. at the DocNYC film festival.

This amazing full feature documentary, directed by award-winning director, Madison Thomas will make its US television broadcast premiere on PBS!!

PBS American Masters will broadcast the full documentary and feature interview with Buffy herself  on November 22nd at 9pm ET on PBS – check your local listings or download the PBS Broadcast Video App



PBS SoCal on Buffy and her impact through Children’s Television Network and PBS

The Guardian has published a wonderful full interview and review of the documentary.

The New York Times exclusive interview and photo shoot

About the Director:


One of the most compelling and versatile filmmakers working in Canada today, Madison Thomas was named one of Playback Magazine’s “Five Filmmakers to Watch” in 2019. A storyteller of mixed ancestry (Ojibwe/Saulteaux & Russian/Ukrainian settler), Thomas is based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba in Treaty 1 territory. She has a rapidly growing number of credits as a writer, director and editor across several genres, formats and platforms.

STILL THIS LOVE GOES ON with some magnificent company on the New York Times / New York Public Library Best Children’s Books of 2022 List.
by Buffy Sainte-Marie, illustrations by Métis artist, Julie Flett




Starred Reviews:

Recommended Reads:


To mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, CBC and CBC Gem and APTN will present the National Arts Centre tribute concert honouring Buffy Sainte-Marie as a 90-minute special on Friday, September 30 for audiences across Canada.

CBC Television 7:30 pm   (8:00 NT)

stream on CBC Gem

APTN 8:00 pm

The program will also be available to stream on-demand after the initial broadcast on CBC Gem.

In a special surprise reunion, The Tragically Hip take the stage backing William Prince to celebrate Buffy Sainte-Marie, a board member of Downie Wenjack Fund in the spirit of Gord Downie and his legacy.


The film premieres at TIFF on opening night, Sept. 8, 2022 and will screen

Sept 14, Bytowne, Ottawa
Sept 23, Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema, Toronto
Sept 30, Playhouse Cinema, Hamilton
Oct 9. Princess Cinema, Waterloo

Atlantic Film Festival, Sept 18
Lunenburg Film Festival, Sept 22
Calgary Intl Film Festival (date TBD Sept 22-Oct 2)

Film POP Montreal (Oct 2)

CBC News and podcast

Globe and Mail Article

Toronto star article


On June 18, Canadian living legend Buffy Sainte-Marie will deliver a public Artist Talk at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (NMC), to coincide with the launch of her retrospective exhibition, Buffy Sainte-Marie: Pathfinder

Pathfinder presents a rare and unique window into the evolution of one of the early innovators of digital art starting with the purchase of her first Macintosh personal computer in 1984. It is presented by NMC in partnership with Paquin Entertainment and will be at Studio Bell from June 3 to August 1.

On June 18, Canadian living legend Buffy Sainte-Marie will deliver a public Artist Talk at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (NMC), to coincide with the launch of her retrospective exhibition Buffy Sainte-Marie: Pathfinder, which opened to the public on June 3. The Cree singer-songwriter will discuss the exhibition and the stories behind her digital artworks.

Click HERE For Tickets through NMC Presents

November 19, 2021

Designed by Paprika and printed by Lowe-Martin, the stamp features a photograph by Simon Fowler that appeared on the cover of Sainte-Marie’s 1992 album Coincidence and Likely Stories.

For more information about this special honour bestowed upon Buffy by Canada Post, please visit this link to Canada Post Magazine

The Buffy Sainte-Marie stamps and collectibles are available at and select post office outlets near you.


On Saturday, November 6, 2021, during National Native American Heritage Month, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures brought together Native American and Indigenous community leaders and filmmakers for an evening to celebrate the museum’s commitment to showcasing the work of Native American and Indigenous film artists. In attendance as special guests were Native American film artists, Tantoo Cardinal, Robbie Robertson, Wes Studi and Buffy Sainte-Marie. The evening was kicked off with a blessing by Tongva Spiritual Leader Jimi Castillo.

The Academy Museum is the largest institution in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections.