A tour of the Buffy Sainte-Marie exhibit in Winnipeg on InFocus


She’s a giant in the music industry and it would be almost impossible to find someone who doesn’t know the name Buffy Sainte-Marie.

The Cree singer-songwriter has won an Oscar, written one of the best-known anti-war songs and always kept the fight up for Indigenous rights.

A gallery in Winnipeg is now featuring another artistic side of the singer.

InFocus goes on a tour of the Buffy Sainte-Marie Pathfinder exhibit at the Urban Shaman Gallery in Winnipeg.

“Buffy Sainte-Marie approached the digital medium as she has with every facet of her diverse career – with trailblazing ingenuity,” says a post on the gallery’s website.

The exhibit includes some of her groundbreaking digital art and some of the personal touches she’s shared.

Then, we’re not sure if any of us expected to be still laying low under a pandemic that is still going strong – but we’re putting Netflix down and picking up new books to support our writers.

We’ve got some fresh new reads for you by an assortment of Indigenous writers on a wide array of topics that you’ll want on your nightstand.

We’ll also talk with John Brady McDonald – a writer who, after 20 years of rejection from the industry, has multiple books out, or coming out.

That’s right – 20 years of rejection – so it made sense that we contact the industry and find out the process of getting into this line of work to begin with – especially in a time of pandemic and reconciliation.

Did we mention that we got a tour of the Buffy Saint-Marie exhibit?

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Melissa is a proud Red River Metis and award-winning journalist who has spent more than 24 years covering crime, courts, politics, business and entertainment for newspapers in four provinces.
She then joined APTN Investigates in 2009 and APTN National News in 2018 and in that time has garnered numerous awards and nominations including from the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (2013), Canadian Association of Journalists (2016, 2019) and Canadian Screen Awards (2018, 2019).