Academy Canadian-American Cree singer-songwriter of protest and love songs, including 1971's hit single "Soldier Blue."
She graduated as a top-ten student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
She wrote "Up Where We Belong," which won an Academy Award.
She married Jack Nitzsche on March 19, 1982.
Sainte-Marie's music was censored by radio stations in the United States, a move approved by President Lyndon B. Johnson.