Tantoo Cardinal

Tantoo Cardinal

Tantoo Cardinal (Executive Producer) is a Cree actor, writer, and activist. She is best known for her roles in Wind River, Dances With Wolves, Where The Rivers Flow North, and Smoke Signals. Tantoo was inducted into the Order of Canada “for her contributions to the growth and development of Aboriginal performing arts in Canada, as a screen and stage actress, and as a founding member of the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company”. Tantoo has played an active role in protesting the extension of the Keystone Pipeline, and in 2011 was arrested in front of the White House along with other protesters.

Job Title: 
Executive Producer,
Tribal Affiliation: 
Cree/Métis
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