The song was later covered by Cliff Richard and Anne Murray on Cliff's album of duets, Two's Company.
In the early 1980s one of her native songs was used as the theme song for the CBC's native series Spirit Bay.
Her singing and writing repertoire also includes subjects of love, war, religion, and mysticism.
In 1997, she founded the Cradleboard Teaching Project, an educational curriculum devoted to better understanding Native Americans.
In 1979, Spirit of the Wind, featuring Sainte-Marie's original musical score including the song "Spirit of the Wind", was one of three entries that year at Cannes.