Awards or Recognition
2017 Distinguished Artist Award” from the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
2017 Honorary Degree, “Doctor of Letters” from University of British Columbia Alumni Association
2013 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
2010 Alberta Order of Excellence, Member – Investiture October 2010
2009 Named one of Alberta's Most Influential People, Alberta Venture Magazine
2008 University of Calgary Honourary Degree, Doctor of Laws
2008 Marion Nicoll Visual Arts Award, Alberta Foundation for the Arts
2008 Governor General Award in Visual and Media Arts
2008 University of Alberta Honourary Degree (Doctorate of Laws)
2007 Member of the Order of Canada.
2005 Centennial Medal for outstanding service to the people and province of Alberta.
2002 National Aboriginal Lifetime Achievement Award.
2001 Tribal Chiefs Institute Lifetime Achievement Award.
2001 Cold Lake First Nations Lifetime Achievement Award.
1992 Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.
1985 Canada/China Cross Cultural Exchange Tour.
|1956-1960||Fine Arts Diploma, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta.|
|1956-1960||Private Tutoring from Professor Carlo Altenburg ,University of Alberta Extension Department
|1960-1962||Art Instructor, University of Alberta Extension Department Community Art Classes, Various Northern Alberta Communities|
|Since 1971||Full time Artist|
|Contributing Art Instructor at various colleges/schools|
|Participation in Environmental and First Nations Issues|
|Board Member Truth and Reconciliation Commission|
|Research Coordinator Cold Lake First Nations Land Claims Negotiations|
|Committee Member for planning of new Art College; Blue Quills First Nations College|
|Numerous Thematic Residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts|
Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts