Coastal Dance Festival

2017 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival February 28-March 5 

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

Tuesday February 28, Wednesday March 1, 10 AM, 12:30 PM
Thursday March 2, 12:30 pm only
These three days are offered for elementary and secondary school bookings. or call 604-822-3825 

Youth Outreach Workshops in partnership with the UBC FNHL

February 28, 2:30 pm Mau Rakau with Charles Koroneho

March 1st2:30 pm Hoop Dancing with Jessica McMann

For further information and registration please contact

Special Festival Opening Event

Thursday March 2, 5-9PM
Great Hall & Galleries, UBC Museum of Anthropology
Entrance included with UBC MOA admission

Short performance excerpts by various artists including:
Coastal Wolf pack
Git Hayetsk
Peter Rockford Espiritu
Beau Dick
Starrwind Dance Projects/Raven Spirit Dance
Charles Koroneho
Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson with special guests Bill Henderson and Claire Lawrence
Dancers of Damelahamid

Signature Evening Performances

Tickets: $30 adults, $25 students/seniors/MOA members (taxes included)
Advanced tickets: (Service Charges will apply)

Friday March 3, 7:30 PM  Doors open at 7 PM
    Welcome to Territory, Musqueam Elder
    Spakwus Slolem (Eagle Song Dancers) - Squamish
    Peter Rockford Espiritu - Hawai'i
    Rainbow Creek Dancers - Haida 
 Dancers of Damelahamid

Saturday March 4, 7:30 PM  Doors open at 7 PM
    Chinook Song Catchers - Squamish
    Lax Kxeen - Tsimshian
    Charles Koroneho - Nga Puhi
    Git Hoan - Tsimshian
 Dancers of Damelahamid

Festival Stage Saturday March 4

Entrance included with UBC MOA admission

12 PM Program
    Náakw - Tlingit
    Semoya - Sto:lo
    Dakhká Khwáan - Inland Tlingit

1:30 PM Program 
    V'ni Dansi - Métis
    Eastern Owl - Mi'kmaq
    Le-La-La - Kwakwaka'wakw   

3:00 PM Program 
    Kwhlii Gibaygum - Nisga'a
    Git Hoan - Tsimshian 

Festival Stage Sunday March 5

Entrance included with UBC MOA admission

12 PM Program 
    Tsatsu Stalquayu - Musqueam
    Jessica McMann - Blackfoot/Cree
    Dakhká Khwáan - Inland Tlingit

1:30 PM Program 
    Git Hayetsk - Nisga'a/Tsimshian
    Eastern Owl - Mi'kmaq
    Chinook Song Catchers - Squamish 

3:00 PM Program 
   Special 10 year Anniversary Closing 


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