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Aboriginal artist and activist leaves lasting legacy.

Joane Cardinal-Schubert, who was a strong and passionate voice for the equality of Native artists and Native people, passed away last month. Cardinal-Schubert practiced what she advocated in artworks, which depicted total condemnation of wrongs brought upon Native culture. "I think she made a great contribution to art and to aboriginal people and to all our lives with her continuing quest to be heard. I think she is recognized nationally and internationally for her work," said her brother Douglas Cardinal, in a feature published in the Calgary Herald. According to the article, Cardinal-Schubert was a voice for contemporary Native artists at a time when they had none and when they found themselves pigeonholed in exhibitions of "Native art," she was outspoken and fearless of the consequences for her own career. Cardinal-Schubert was born in 1942 in Red Deer and studied art at the Alberta College of Art, the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1977.

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Author:Phalen, Chris
Publication:Alberta Sweetgrass
Date:Oct 1, 2009
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