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Tantoo Cardinal

Tantoo Cardinal is a Member of the Order of Canada, one of the country's highest civilian honors. The Order of Canada recognizes Cardinal for her contributions to the growth and development of Aboriginal performing arts in Canada.

Arguably the most widely recognized Native Actress of her generation; Tantoo has appeared in numerous plays, television programs, and films. Her stirring performance in Loyalties earned her a Genie nomination, American Indian Film Festival Best Actress Award, the People's choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival, plus Best Actress Awards at International Film Festivals in Zimbabwe and Portugal.

For her contributions to the Native Artistic community, Cardinal won the Eagle Spirit Award. She has also been honored with the MacLeans' magazine Honor Roll as Actress of the Year, the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Toronto Women in Film and Television, an International Women in Film Award for her lasting contribution to the arts, and induction to the CBC/Playback Hall of Fame.

Known For


Cast Credits

Three Pines (2022)
Guest starring as Bea Mayer (6 episodes)
ONI: Thunder God's Tale (2022)
Starring as Principal (3 episodes)
Spirit Rangers (2022)
Starring as Moon (6 episodes)
See (2019)
Guest starring as The Dreamer (4 episodes)
Stumptown (2019)
Starring as Sue Lynn Blackbird (9 episodes)
New Amsterdam (2018)
Guest starring as Professor Jane Munsee
  • Episode 3x10: Radical (May 4, 2021)
Corner Gas Animated (2018)
Guest starring as Julie Rouleau
Godless (2017)
Starring as Iyovi (7 episodes)
Cardinal (2017)
Guest starring as Nookomis
  • Episode 2x05: Northwind (Feb 1, 2018) [Co-Star]
Frontier (2016)
Starring as Kamenna (7 episodes)
Westworld (2016)
Guest starring as Ehawee
Bull (2016)
Guest starring as Chief Tsosie
Mohawk Girls (2014)
Starring as Zoe's Mom
Outlander (2014)
Starring as Adawehi (2 episodes)
Penny Dreadful (2014)
Guest starring as Old Native American Woman
Longmire (2012)
Guest starring as Marilyn Yarlott (2 episodes)
Arctic Air (2012)
Guest starring as Aunt Mary
The Killing (2011)
Guest starring as Hooker
  • Episode 2x07: Keylala (May 6, 2012) [Co-Star]
Skinwalkers: The Navajo Mysteries (2002)
Guest starring as Irene Musket
Cold Squad (1998)
Guest starring as Theresa Sandiman
22 Minutes (1993)
Guest starring as Tantoo Cardinal
Street Legal (1987)
Guest starring as Renee Stonehouse (4 episodes)
Echo ()
Starring as TBA
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