ABOUT BIOGRAPHY AWARDS & DEGREES THE BAND

 

Selected awards and degrees from Buffy Sainte-Marie’s career :

Honorary Doctorates

2019 – University of Toronto – Honorary Doctor of Laws
2018 – Dalhousie University – Honorary Doctor of Laws
2017 – University of Lethbridge – Honorary Doctor of Laws
2016 – Vancouver Island University – Honorary Doctor of Laws
2012 – University of British Columbia – Honorary Doctor of Letters
2010 – Wilfrid Laurier University – Honorary Doctor of Letters
2010 – Ontario College of Art and Design – Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts
2010 – Brandon University – Honorary Doctor of Music
2009 – University of Western Ontario – Honorary Doctor of Music
2008 – Carleton University – Honorary Doctor of Laws
2007 – Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design – Honorary Doctor of Letters
2003 – University of Saskatchewan – Honorary Doctor of Humanities
2000 – Lakehead University – Honorary Doctor of Letters
1996 – University of Regina – Honorary Doctor of Laws
1983 – University of Massachusetts – Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts


Creative Arts Awards and Honours

2021 – Albuquerque Film & Music Experience Robert & Sibylle Redford Award for Creative Achievement
2019 – Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee
2019 – International Folk Music Awards’ People’s Voice Award
2018 – Indigenous Music Award for Best Music Video (“The War Racket”)
2018 – Indigenous Music Award for Best Folk Album (Medicine Songs)
2018 – Vision Maker Media Frank Blythe Award for Media Excellence
2018 – JUNO Award for Indigenous Music Album of the Year (Medicine Songs)
2016 – JUNO Awards for Aboriginal Album of the Year (Power in the Blood)
2016 – JUNO Awards for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year (Power in the Blood)
2015 – Polaris Music Prize (Power in the Blood)
2015 – Americana Music Association’s Spirit of Americana/Free Speech in Music Award
2010 – The Governor General’s Performing Arts Award
2010 – Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Award for Best Music Video (“No No Keshagesh”)
2009 – JUNO Award for Aboriginal Recording of the Year (Running for the Drum)
2009 – Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee
2009 – Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Album of the Year (Running for the Drum)
2009 – Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Songwriter
2009 – Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Female Artist
2009 – Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Song Single (“No No Keshagesh”)
2009 – Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Award for Best Folk/Acoustic CD (Running for the Drum)
2009 – Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Award Lifetime Achievement Award
2008 – Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award
1999 – Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductee
1998 – Dove Award for Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (“Up Where We Belong”)
1997 – Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series (Buffy Sainte-Marie: Up Where We Belong)
1997 – JUNO Award for Best Music of Aboriginal Canada Recording (Up Where We Belong)
1995 – JUNO Awards’ Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee
1993 – Charles de Gaulle Award (France) for Best International Artist
1984 – BAFTA Award (UK) for Best Original Song (“Up Where We Belong”)
1983 – Academy Award Oscar for Best Original Song (“Up Where We Belong”)
1983 – Golden Globe Award for Best Song Motion Picture (“Up Where We Belong”)
1978 – National Cowboy Hall of Fame – Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Western Factual Television Program (Narrator of The American Idea: The Glory Road West on ABC-TV)
1975 – National Association of FM Broadcasters Award for Outstanding Artist of the Year
1966 – Teatro Sistina Award (Italy)
1964 – Billboard Magazine’s Best New Artist


Humanitarian Honours

2021 – Canadian Music Week’s Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award
2019 – Companion of the Order of Canada
2019 – PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise’s Inaugural Women’s Voice Award
2017 – JUNO Awards’ Allan Waters Humanitarian Award
2012 – Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal
2002 – Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee Medal
2000 – Commissioner on (former astronaut) Senator John Glenn’s National Commission on Service-Learning
1998 – American Indian College Fund’s Lifetime Achievement Award
1998 – Native Americans in Philanthropy’s Louis T. Delgado Award for Native American Philanthropist of the Year
1998 – National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation’s (Indspire) Lifetime Achievement Award
1997 – Officer of the Order of Canada
1997 – Member of Hillary Clinton’s Committee to Save America’s Treasures
1994 – YWCA Prince Albert’s Women of Distinction Award

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