Masterclass – Tantoo Cardinal


Tantoo Cardinal is an award winning Canadian activist and screen icon hailing from Alberta. With over 120 film and television credits spanning over her 40 year career, she is without a doubt one of the most prolific actors in Canada. She’s appeared in TV shows like North of 60, Arctic Air, Mohawk Girls and Strange Empire. Her list of films include Dances With Wolves, Legends of the Fall and Smoke Signals.

Tantoo has used her high profile to pursue activism addressing issues facing First Nations’ communities throughout Canada and the USA, and received the Order of Canada for her contributions to the growth and development of Indigenous performing arts.

Tantoo is the captivating lead of our opening night film Falls Around Her, as well as featuring in our Friday night film, Angelique’s Isle. Come and hear from some influential Indigenous women who are helping to shape the landscape of Indigenous cinema and television for our communities by our communities.