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She was born on a Cree reservation in the Qu'Appelle valley, Saskatchewan. She was later adopted and grew up in Maine and Massachusetts. She received a Ph.D. in Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts and also holds degrees in both Oriental Philosophy and teaching.
Her song "Up Where We Belong", performed by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes for the film An Officer and A Gentleman, received an Academy Award in 1982. She appeared in the television movie The Broken Chain with Pierce Brosnan.
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