Who is Rose Stiffarm?

image Rose Stiffarm is a young multi-disciplinary artists who hails from the Siksika Blackfoot, Tsartlip, Cowichan, Chippewa Cree, Gros Ventre and Assinibone Sioux First Nations.

  Rose was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She is an artist whose work spans different types of media. She has taken drawing and painting, drama, stage tech, band, music, graphic arts, journalism, and printmaking. Her interest in film was sparked in middle school by a short documentary she made for her history class. Rose was part of an all-Native theatre group called “Red Eagle Soaring” from 12 until she was 16. At Garfield High School she was a tech person in lighting and set construction and a stage hand. She played clarinet and alto saxophone in the award-winning Seattle All-City Marching Band, and the Garfield Marching Band throughout her high school years. Rose is a mentor and a board member for the award-winning Seattle based non-profit organization Longhouse Media. She has received an honorable mention for her print “INDN Man” from the Seattle Central Community Colleges League for Innovation Art Competition in 2009. In 2009 she moved to Vancouver, BC. and was accepted into Capilano University‚Äôs Indigenous Independent Digital Film program where she is presently a student.


Here’s a few of Rose’s prints…

“INDN Man” on grey

“INDN Man” on red

“Linoleum Link in Ink”


Here’s a rough cut of Rose’s upcoming documentary on salmon…


I look forward to seeing more work from Rose in the future!

Julian Maree, Dunne-za/Cree
Coordinator, Redwire Youth Media
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