An Afternoon of Dance: Hoop dancer Dallas Arcand & Métis dancer Madelaine McCallum. Due: 12:30 – 2:30pm, Jan 9, 2017

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An Afternoon of Dance with

Hoop dancer Dallas Arcand & Métis dancer Madelaine McCallum

January 9th 2017

12:30 – 2:30pm

Sty-Wet-Tan Hall, UBC Longhouse, 1985 West Mall

Following the performances, open conversation with Dallas Arcand, Madelaine McCallum and Filmmaker, Darcy Muenchrath.
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Hoop Dancing & Smoke Dancing workshops

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The CFNDF Youth Outreach program provides a unique opportunity for youth (ages 14-24) to receive mentorship under leading Indigenous dance artists. The program’s goal is to encourage youth to engage with the practices of song and dance and to instill within them the confidence to know that their voice is valued. Bridging traditional and contemporary forms, the artists leading the workshops are all innovators of their art forms. The classes are open to all youth with no previous experience necessary.

Hoop Dancing: James Jones facilitates a movement based workshop centered on the practice of hoop dancing. He teaches participants the fundamentals and basic steps of hoop dancing and speak about its history and significance and his connection to contemporary practice.

Tuesday, March 1, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, Longhouse

Smoke Dancing: Tesha Emarthle leads a movement based workshop grounded in her background as a smoke dancer. She teaches the basic steps of smoke dancing and share its history and cultural significance for Haudenosaunee people.

Wednesday, March 2, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, Longhouse

Pre-registration is required for these free workshops.


Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, February 15, 2016

Upcoming Indigenous Events at the Museum of Anthropology

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The Sepik River of Papua New Guinea is one of the largest river systems in the world, extraordinarily beautiful, but seldom visited. This exhibition will not only showcase the finest contemporary collection of these works in Canada – it will also raise awareness of environmental risks from proposed logging and mining operations that threaten the cultural and natural environs of the region.

Save the Date: Join us for the opening party on March 1, 2016.



  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival

The 2016 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival returns to MOA in March with special performances and school programs. The festival will showcase the diverse and rich cultural traditions practiced by a selection of some of the best artists from coastal British Columbia, the Yukon, as well as national and international guest artists. The museum’s Great Hall will be transformed into a celebration of Indigenous cultures and dance traditions.

The 2016 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival is produced by the Dancers of Damelahamid in partnership with the Museum of Anthropology.


Vancouver artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent, is the focus in this provocative exhibition of new and existing paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installation works that confront the colonialist suppression of First Nations people, and the ongoing struggle for Aboriginal rights to lands, resources, and sovereignty.

Save the Date: Join us for the opening party on May 10, 2016.

  • Holiday Tours:
    December 19 – January 3
    11:00am- MOA Tour (55 min)
    1:00pm- Potlatch Collection Highlights (25 min)
    2:00pm- MOA Tour (55 min)

    Holiday tours end January 3rd. Check our website for the regular and holiday tour schedules.

  • Regular Tours starting January 4:
    Wednesday – Sunday:
    11:30am- MOA tour (55 min)
    2:00pm- MOA tour (55 min)

    11:30am- MOA tour (55 min)
    2:00- MOA tour (55 min)
    6:00pm- MOA Tour (55 min)

    All tours are free with museum admission.

  • Holiday Hours:
    Open December 31, 10am – 3pm
    Open January 1, 10am – 5pm
    *Please note that the café will be closed January 1.




Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, UBC Museum of Anthropology, March 3-8, 2015

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Come celebrate with MOA from March 3-8 as the 2015 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival fills the museum with dance traditions from across British Columbia and the Yukon. In partnership with the Dancers of Damelahamid, MOA is proud to present this annual event which features live performances and countless opportunities for visitors to engage with local First Nations artists.

Throughout the week the museum’s Great Hall will be transformed into a celebration of Indigenous cultures and dance traditions. The festival will include two signature evening performances on Friday March 6th and Saturday March 7th. The museum will also host public stage performances on Saturday March 7th & Sunday March 8th from 1-4pm. Public performances are free with museum admission.

In addition to the public and signature performances, the festival will also include artist talks, dialogues, and school programs. For a full list of events please visit our website.
Where: MOA, 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
When: March 3-8, 2015
Tickets: Evening performances are $25 for adults, $20 for students, seniors, and MOA members, tickets are available at

We would be thrilled if you would join us for what has become an annual tradition at MOA.