Hand print, Aboriginal Walk of Honour, Edmonton AB
|Born||Rose Marie Cardinal
July 20, 1950
Anzac, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Cardinal was born in Anzac, Fort McMurray, Alberta. Her mother, Julia Cardinal, was a Métis of Cree descent. She has played roles in many notable films and television series, including Spirit Bay, Dances with Wolves, Black Robe, Legends of the Fall, Smoke Signals and North of 60. She was cast in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation mini-series By Way of the Stars with Gordon Tootoosis as The Cree Chief and Eric Schweig as Black Thunder. It was shot in Uxbridge, Ontario.
In 2009, she was made a Member of 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".
In 2012, she performed the role of Regan in an all-aboriginal production of William Shakespeare's King Lear at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, alongside a cast that also included August Schellenberg as Lear, Billy Merasty as Gloucester, Jani Lauzon in a dual role as Cordelia and the Fool, and Craig Lauzon as Kent.
- Every Emotion Costs
- He Comes Without Calling
- Places Not Our Own
- Death Hunt
- New Day - New Horizon
- Running Brave (1983)
- Loyalties (1986)
- Candy Mountain (1988)
- War Party (1988)
- Dances with Wolves (1990) - Black Shawl
- Black Robe (1991) - Chomina's wife
- The Lightning Field
- Where The Rivers Flow North
- Spirit Rider
- Silent Tongue (1994) - title role
- Sioux City (1994) - Dawn Rainfeather
- Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (1994) (TV)
- Legends of the Fall (1994) - Pet Decker
- Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (1995) (TV) - Turtle Mother
- Grand Avenue
- Silence (from 1997)
- The Education of Little Tree (film)
- Smoke Signals (1998) - Arlene Joseph
- In Jest
- The Hi-Line - Singing Bird
- Navigating the Heart
- Postmark Paradise
- The Lost Child
- Dodson's Journey
- Edge of Madness
- V-Day: Until the Violence Stops (2003)
- A Thief of Time
- Dreamkeeper (2003) (TV miniseries) - Old Pawnee Woman
- The Space Between All Things
- Native Spirit and The Sun Dance Way 2-DVD Set (2007)
- Eden (film) (2012) - The Nurse
- Tales of an Urban Indian
- By Way of the Stars (1992)
- North of 60
- Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
- 500 Nations (1995) (TV miniseries)
- Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery - Sacagawea (voice)
- Big Bear
- Windy Acres
- Moccasin Flats
- Spirit Bay
- Mom, Dad and Her (2008) (TV film)
- Dear Prudence (2008) (TV film)
- Arctic Air (Season 2, Episode 10) (2013)
Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge
- Actress Tantoo Cardinal to speak at IU's Native Film Series on Feb. 20: IU News Room: Indiana University
- "Tantoo Cardinal". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-10-02.
- "Governor General Announces 57 New Appointments to the Order of Canada". Office of the Secretary to the Governor General. December 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
- "Margot Kidder arrested at White House oil protest". CBC News. 23 August 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
- "Aboriginal cast in staging of King Lear". Ottawa Citizen, May 12, 2012.
- Native Spirit and The Sun Dance Way - Documentary 2 DVD Set about Crow Shoshone Sundance First People Actors Gordon Tootoosis Tanto Cardinal Narrators reveal history and trium...
- Tantoo Cardinal at the Internet Movie Database
- Canadian Film Encyclopedia [A publication of The Film Reference Library/a division of the Toronto International Film Festival Group]