Today, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced that they chose singer-songwriter and social activist Buffy Sainte-Marie to receive the 2017 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award. Through her activism and dedication towards protecting indigenous communities and intellectual property, Sainte-Marie exemplifies the essence of humanitarianism.
Presented by Bell Media and given annually at the JUNO Awards, the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award recognizes and celebrates philanthropic efforts by Canadians that help society’s social welfare as a whole. Sainte-Marie will receive her award at the JUNO Gala and Dinner presented by SOCAN on Saturday April 1 at Ottawa’s Shaw Centre.
For more information, you can check out the JUNO website.