Adrian Stimson is a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation. He holds a BFA with distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design and an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan. He considers himself as an interdisciplinary artist, working across a wide range of media and has exhibited his works nationally and internationally. His performance art looks at identity construction, specifically the hybridization of the Indian, the cowboy, the shaman and Two Spirit being. Buffalo Boy and The Shaman Exterminator are two reoccurring personas. His installation work primarily examines the Indian Residential School experience, having himself attended three during his life. He has used the material culture from Old Sun Residential School on his Nation to create works that speak to genocide, loss and resilience. He has created collaborative sculpture work, working with relatives of Murdered and Missing Women to create Bison Sentinels and with the Whitecap Dakota Nation in creating Spirit of Alliance a monument to the War of 1812. He was a participant in the Canadian Forces Artist Program in Afghanistan and was awarded the Blackfoot Visual Arts Award in 2009, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003, the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005 and the REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award –Hnatyshyn Foundation.