- A member of the Cree, known for her roles in movies concerning indigenous peoples, including Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, which was nominated for Palme D'Or and César awards.
- Gave out hugs on the streets of Calgary for "Hug a Non-Native Day," an event she created to promote race understanding.
- Served as Artistic Director of the Crazy Horse Aboriginal Theatre Company.
- Spoke at oil company meetings about concerns with oil exploration in the Amazon.
- Traveled with actress Emma Thompson and their daughters on a Greenpeace Save the Arctic campaign.