For Buffy Sainte-Marie it was the mistreatment of Native Americans. It was a cause that was close to home.
Since the 1960’s she’s been playing music, educating and protesting to help Native Americans live a better life. Her fight
led down many paths including a regular appearance on Sesame Street educating children about the Native
American culture. Buffy has won countless awards and has gained the respect of the whole music industry
for her efforts.
Clearly Buffy didn’t invent the Native American tribe.
She just chose to lead it.
To speak on their behalf.
To stand up and say “this is not right!”
Of course it’s much easier to keep doing what you’ve been doing.
But a lot of people are afraid to say what they want.
That’s why they don’t get what they want.
Also published on Medium.