This passionate protest number from Saskatchewan-born Cree singer Buffy Sainte-Marie
shines a light on the plight of Native Americans who are continuously forced from their land. She was specifically inspired by an incident in Jamestown, New York, where a Seneca reservation was about to be flooded to build Kinzua Dam.
"I wrote it not to make anybody mad, but to kind of acknowledge the fact that a lot of people who are part Indian really would like to know and would care," she told Democracy Now!
in 2009. "So again and again it says 'you, dear lady, and you, dear man.' You know, it's trying to explain something to people who don't usually get to know anything about Native American stuff, because you never hear about Indian people. The only time you hear about Indian people, like, for instance, Wounded Knee, when Nixon was president, what you'd see in the media was, you know, some Indian with a gun who was defending their land against things that shouldn't be going on."