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 also an award winning recording artist. Her albums are a unique blend of traditional spoken word that weaves the traditional mysticism of Native American stories into original contemporary 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, where she has earned national media coverage. As a storyteller/musician focusing on blending tales of hope and spiritual survival, Red Feather Woman has proved to be a true ambassador of peace and unity everywhere her music touches eight cities in Turkey and four provinces of Pakistan, including the capital Islamabad.
Red Feather Woman’s latest work is her first music video, “The Keepers of the Earth.” The video included combined collaboration with Colorado Public Television-12 PBS and Red Elk Enterprises, Inc. She is now in the early stages of developing a new TV series to be aired on CPT12 and FNX- First Nations Experience. In 2015, her first comic book series, "Empowerment $aga," was released and published by the Department of Interior and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians. The comic series has six stories, specifically target youth on reservations throughout the US, with its central focus on financial management.
Her most important mission is the preservation of her peoples’ ancient culture and art form. She teaches (through performance) audiences the importance of Mother Earth and to reflect on their individual personal heritage.
To date, Red Feather Woman has three CDs and is a two times Native American Music Award winner. She has also self published one short story book entitled, “Medicine Stories-Book 1.” Rose Red Elk currently resides in Denver, CO.
News & Updates
Winner 2014: Best Folk Recording — Keeper of the Dreams
Nominee 2008: Distant Drums
Winner 2006: The Keepers of the Earth
Nominee 2004: The Keepers of the Earth
Nominee 2007: Distant Drums