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.