Coastal Dance Festival

2016 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival March 1-6 

Produced by the Dancers of Damelahamid in partnership with the UBC Museum of Anthropology 

All performances are at the UBC Museum of Anthropology. Get Directions.

School Performances

Tuseday March 1, Wednesday March 2, 10 AM, 12:30 PM
Thursday March 3, 12:30 pm only
These three days are offered for elementary and secondary school bookings. or call 604-822-3825 

Showing & Artist Talk, Karen Jamieson & Margaret Grenier

Tuesday March 1, 5PM, Included with MOA Admission
Great Hall & Michael Ames Theatre, UBC Museum of Anthropology  

Youth Outreach Workshops in partnership with the UBC FNHL

March 1st and 2nd2:30 pm
For further information and registration please contact

Signature Evening Performances

Tickets: $25 adults, $20 students/seniors/MOA members (taxes included)
Advanced tickets: (Service Charges will apply)

Friday March 4, 7:30 PM  Doors open at 7 PM
    Welcome to Territory, Musqueam Elder Larry Grant
    Spakwus Slolem (Eagle Song Dancers) - Squamish
    Rainbow Creek Dancers - Haida
    Tesha Emarthle - Six Nations
 Dancers of Damelahamid

Saturday March 5, 7:30 PM  Doors open at 7 PM
    Kwhlii Gibaygum - Nisga'a
    Git Hoan - Tsimshian
    Yisya'winuxw Kwakwaka'wakw
 Dancers of Damelahamid 

Festival Stage Saturday March 5:
 Entrance included with MOA admission

1 PM Program
    Tesha Emarthle - Six Nations
    Dakhká Khwáan - Inland Tlingit
    Dancers of Damelahamid

2:30 PM Program 
    Cori Derrickson - Okanagan
    Yisya'winuxw Kwakwaka'wakw
    Git Hoan - Tsimshian 

Festival Stage Sunday March 6: Entrance Included with MOA Admission

1 PM Program 
    Lax Kxeen - Tsimshian
    Dakhká Khwáan - Inland Tlingit
    Dancers of Damelahamid

2:30 PM Program 
    Cori Derrickson - Okanagan
    Git Hayetsk - Nisga'a/Tsimshian
    Chinook Song Catchers - Squamish 


The Coastal First Nations Dance Festival is very grateful to all those that volunteer to make the festival happen. If you would like to volunteer during the festival, please call 604-922-5277 or e-mail