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Rose Stiffarm

Rose Stiffarm’s maternal granma was Marjorie Studdhorse (Siksika), her maternal granpa was Harvey “Jack” Paul (Qu’wut’sun/Wśaneć). Her paternal granma was Esther Ohlerking (Aaniiih/Nakoda), and paternal granpa was Frank Stiffarm (Aaniiih). Her mother is Jeanette Stiffarm, and her father was late Anthony Stiffarm. Ms. Stiffarm was born and raised in Suquamish/Duwamish Territory, aka Seattle, WA. 

In 2009 Rose moved to Unceded Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-waututh territories, aka Vancouver, BC to attend Capilano University’s Indigenous Independent Digital Film Diploma (2012), Cinematography for Film & Video Certificate (2013), and Motion Picture Arts Bachelor Degree(2016) programs. 

Ms. Stiffarm works as a Cinematographer, Camera Operator, and actively searches for projects that bring representation to marginalized peoples. Rose is always looking for opportunities to share film knowledge with up and coming filmmakers.

Atamira Dance Co./Te Wheke photo by Jinki Cambronero

Atamira Dance Co./Te Wheke photo by Jinki Cambronero

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