Ronnie Dean Harris aka Ostwelve, is a Stó:lō/St’át’imc/Nlaka’pamux multimedia artist based in New Westminster, BC. He got his start with professional graphic design at the age of 14 and in the same year, he began co-hosting the “When Spirits Whisper” radio show along side Gunargie O’Sullivan on CO-OP Radio 100.5 FM (formerly 102.7 FM).
Over the years, Ronnie has worked on various projects, as an actor, composer and performer.
He has also been very active in creating and facilitating workshop programs for youth in media arts and hip-hop. Currently he is working as the Program Director for Reframing Relations with the Community Arts Council of Vancouver delivering programming for indigenous and non-indigenous artists to interface with students and youth in schools and communities around the concept of reconciliation.
As an organizer, Ronnie has contributed to various organizations over recent years including the Working Group For Indigenous Food Sovereignty, Wild Salmon Caravan, Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance, Indigenous Climate Action and other related organizations and actions.
For more information about Ronnie’s work as an artist and performer please visit www.ronniedeanharris.com