Cardinal wins Schellenberg award, Métis actress and Indigenous film legend Tantoo Cardinal is the newest recipient of the annual†August Schellenberg Award of Excellence. The prize recognizes significant professional and personal achievement by an Indigenous actor of all genders from Turtle Island. Cardinal†has worked in film and television for over 40 years, appearing in more than 100 projects including Blackstone, Dances with Wolves, Mohawk Girls, Blood River, North of 60, Strange Empire, Legends of the Fall, Arctic Air, Every Emotion Costs and Loyalties. She is a Member of the Order of Canada, and a passionate activist on behalf of Aboriginal people and culture. The August Schellenberg Award of Excellence†was designed in partnership with Joan Karasevich Schellenberg to honour her late husband, actor August Schellenberg, and the spirit of his work.