Coastal Wolf Pack performers

Rhythms of Resilience: Vibrations of Hope and Healing

Japanese Hall National Historic Site, 487 Alexander Street Vancouver, BC
September 27, 2023 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Description

One of the deep legacy impacts of colonial residential schools was the loss of cultural traditions, specifically dignity for Matriarchal traditions. Indigenous children were not allowed to sing, dance or speak their languages while in residential schools. Many ceremonies were banned both by governments and churches.


Rhythms of Resilience: Vibrations of Hope and Healing will celebrate survivors and intergenerational survivors while commemorating children who never made it home.

Immerse yourself in the power of music, song and dance as we come together to celebrate resilience and find solace in healing vibrations. Experience a rich blend of diverse musical performances that will uplift your spirits and inspire hope.


This event will take place on the traditional and unseeded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.



06:00 pm - 07:00 pm: Doors open for mingling, food and gallery show

07:00 pm - 08:00 pm: Program begins


Child minding provided from 7-9 pm: Please indicate in your registration if you will be bringing children to the event who need child minding.




M'Girl performers

M' Girl

M’Girl’s percussive-base hand drum songs blends harmonies into a contemporary gospel style, reflecting both their cultural practice and their personal story of home. Led by Renae Morriseau, their music reflects their personal journeys and cultural worldviews held respectfully by each M’Girl living within the urban environment of the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada.

Coastal Wolf pack performers

Coastal Wolf Pack

A traditional Salish song and dance group, the group consists of over 25 male and female members of a single family, from age 6 months to over age 50. Their variation in age and gender allows for more song, dance and stories to be shared on stage and in their presentations. The members of the group with pride represent the following Coast Salish communities: Musqueam, Squamish, Tsartlip, Nanaimo and more. This breadth of membership along with the multigenerational performers gives their audiences a sense of belonging to this, the hereditary lands of the Coast Salish people.


Rhythms of Resilience - Community Partners