Opening Reception - Tuesday, November 15
Coastal Wolf Pack
Tsatsu Stalqaya or Coastal Wolf Pack is a traditional Salish song and dance group. They consist of over 50 members male and female from age 1 to over age 60. The variation in age and gender allow for more song, dance and stories to be shared on stage. The members of the group represent Musqueam, Stolo, Tsartlip, Squamish, Panliquilt, and many other communities.
Banquet and Certified First Nations Health Manager (CFNHM) Convocation and
Presentation of the FNHMA-CFHI Excellence in First Nation Health Leadership Award - Wednesday, November 16
Pre-dinner Entertainment: Smokey Valley Drum Group
Smokey Valley Drum Group was formed in the summer of 1994 during the Common Wealth Games in Victoria, BC. From that summer on the group has attended many First Nations gatherings throughout the Pacific Northwest.
In the spring of 1995, the group was asked to perform for several schools in the Langley school district to share some songs and dances with students. From there they went on to form their dance and music group. Smokey Valley Drum Group has now become one of the most elite British Columbia drum groups, winning drumming and singing contests, and even producing albums of their own.
After-dinner entertainment: Bitterly Divine