RED FEATHER WOMAN
(Lakota/Assiniboine)


Rose Red Elk is an international performing arts entertainer, known by her Native American traditional and stage name Red Feather Woman. She is an accomplished storyteller, singer, songwriter and author from the Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar, Montana, and an enrolled member of the Sioux/Assiniboine Tribes. Red Feather Woman is an award winning recording artist. Her albums are a unique blend of oral traditional spoken word weaving the oral traditions of Native American stories with themed songs.

Red Feather Woman has toured extensively throughout the US and abroad. Sponsored by the US State Department, she has performed in Malta, Turkey and Pakistan for audiences numbering in the thousands, earning national media coverage in Pakistan. As a storyteller/musician, blending tales of hope and spiritual survival, Red Feather Woman proved to be a true ambassador of peace and unity throughout eight cities in Turkey and four provinces of Pakistan, including the capital Islamabad.

Her most important mission is the preservation of her people’s ancient culture and art form. She entertains as well as teaches audiences the importance of Mother Earth and to reflect on their personal heritage.

Red Feather Woman’s latest project is her first comic book series "Empowerment $aga" published by the Department of Interior and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The comic series has six stories, with the central theme of financial management, and its target audience is youth on reservations throughout the US. The characters of shape shifters are utilized to teach teenagers important lessons and experiences about fiscal responsibility. Upon publication, the comic books will be available for viewing on her web site.

To date Red Feather Woman has three CDs, all as an independent artist, and one short story book entitled “Medicine Stories”. Rose Red Elk resides in Berthoud, Colorado.


Notable Performances

  • Red Rocks Ampetheatre – opening for Michael Martin Murphy Colorado Indian Market – Red Feather Woman's Storytelling Theatre
  • Storytelling/songs - performance - Native American Week - Washington DC internship program for prestigious Native American business associates and educators sponsored by the American University and Texas A&M University
  • Indian Summer Festival- Milwaukee, WI
  • Storytelling/songs - performance - 25th Annual Native American Symposium – University of Iowa
  • Keynote speaker/entertainer - American Indian Education Coalitions, Dallas Texas
  • Keynote speaker/entertainer - Alabama Caushetta Annual Youth Conference, Livingston, Texas
  • Workshop presenter - Stress Management Using Native American Traditions and Mediations,
    18th Annual American Indian Science & Engineering Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Musical performance - Journey Through our Heritage – benefit concert - with Mary Youngblood, and Mario - March 28, 2003
  • Storytelling/songs - performance - Conference on World Affairs, Colorado University, Boulder, Colorado
  • Red Feather Woman Summer Tour 2004 -Montana, Wyoming, Oklahoma and Texas
  • Musical performance - Durango Music Festival, Durango, Colorado – August 2004
    Included headliners such as the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, & Suzie Boggus
  • Storytelling/songs - performance – Floriana, Malta, sponsored by the US Embassy of Malta and the Ministry of Education
  • Live musical performance - KBDI Channel 12,Pledge Drive, Denver, Colorado - Song of the Spirit, a landmark concert with Joanne Shenandoah, Bill Miller and R.Carlos Nakai
  • Numerous guest appearances and interviews on local television stations in Colorado and Texas

 

Education

1995 - Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; Bachelor of Arts Degree, -Sociology and Anthropology

1991 - Tyler Junior College, Tyler, Texas; Associates Degree - Applied Science-Electronics Technology

1981 - Tyler Commercial College, Tyler, Texas; Diploma in Business-Executive Secretarial Procedures

 

Civic Awards & Activities

2006 - Native American Music Award-Spoken Word

2004 - Indian Summer Music Festival Nominee Awards- Spoken Word for “The Keepers of the Earth “

2000 - Volunteer Storytelling for Children's Hospital

1995 - Certificate of Appreciatio - Alabama-Caushatta Indian Reservation, Livingston, TX

1994 - American Indian and Science & Engineering Society Foundation Scholarship Award

1994 - American University-Native American Intern Program Recipient, Washington D.C.

1993 - Founder of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society College Chapter/College Station, TX - First chapter in Texas and Texas A&M University; actively recruited from Alabama Coushatta reservation, wrote proposal and received grant money from AISES Headquarters, Boulder.

1994-95 - Liaison/mediator for Texas A&M Native American students and administrators/College Station, Texas

Tribal Affiliation: Ft. Peck Sioux/Assiniboine Tribes

 

For more information contact   Rose, redfw2013@gmail.com

 


Red Elk Enterprises

Red Elk Enterprises, based in Lafayette, Colorado,
is dedicated to keeping the Native American culture alive.
We have won numerous awards for our panel speaking,
contemporary music, speeches and storytelling about traditional
and modern Indian Culture.

(C) Copyright 2006 Red Elk Enterprises