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Co-presented by MOA and the Dancers of Damelahamid, this festival highlights the richness and diversity of traditional First Nations dance groups from coastal BC through public performances, ticketed events, and special school programs at Museum of Anthropology, UBC Vancouver.

The 2011 festival returns to the UBC Museum of Anthropology March 9-13, 2011. The Signature presentation will be Friday March 11at 7:30 PM. This event will feature some of the many exciting dance groups that will be part of this year’s diverse festival. This full evening presentation will feature Robert Davidson’s Rainbow Creek Dancers, David Boxley’s Git Hoan Dancers, Bob Baker’s Eagle Song Dancers, and special guest artist Jessica McMann, Cree hoop dancer from Winnipeg along with the host of the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival the Dancers of Damelahamid.

The festival stage performances on Saturday March 12 & Sunday March 13 from 1-4 PM will showcase the diverse and rich cultural traditions practiced by a selection of some of the best dance groups from coastal British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska. Throughout the festival the Great Hall will be transformed into a celebration of Indigenous cultures and dance traditions from the coastal peoples of British Columbia, and surrounding territories, giving voice to the many distinct peoples of our nations.

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Tue, Jul 6, 6:30-8:30pm; FREE.
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC

In this engaging and interactive panel discussion, join UBC researchers investigating the science behind happiness and what it means to live an abundant life. Find out how positive human emotions can translate into a more fulfilling life. Reception is at 6:30pm. Panel discussion begins at 7pm.

ELIZABETH W. DUNN, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Dunn’s research interests are happiness, self-knowledge, affective forecasting and implicit social cognititon.

LARA AKNIN, PhD Canadidate, graduated from the University of British Columbia with an Honours degree in Psychology in 2005. After taking a year off, she came back for more and started her Master’s degree in 2006. Lara received her MA in 2008 and is now working towards her Ph.D in Social Psychology. Lara is primarily interested in happiness and well-being, with her most recent work examining the relationship between wealth and well-being.