Nigel & Rebecca Baker-Grenier

Rebecca Baker-Grenier

Rebecca Baker-Grenier is Kwakiutl and Squamish. She is an accomplished fancy dancer with over 15 years experience and has danced across North America. She has taught and presented pow-wow workshops throughout the Greater Vancouver area. She is dedicated to sewing and beading her own regalia as well as commissions. Rebecca also dances with the Dancers of Damelahamid and is the Artistic Associate for the company. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in First Nations and Indigenous Studies from the University of British Columbia.

Nigel Baker-Grenier

Nigel belongs to the Gisgahaast clan from the Gitxsan Nation. He is also Mushkegowuck (swampy Cree) from Weenusk First Nation. Nigel practices the men’s grass and prairie chicken styles of dance. He has travelled to pow-wows in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Washington State. Nigel dances to celebrate life and bring healing to his family and community. Nigel is a lead dancer for Dancers of Damelahamid, an Indigenous dance company based in Vancouver. He has developed and performed numerous works including; Spirit Transforming 2012, Flicker 2016, Talking Past Each Other 2018, and Mînowin 2019. Nigel has toured nationally and internationally as an artist. He has also assisted in organizing the annual Coastal First Nations Dance Festival. Nigel is an Articled Student at White Raven Law and holds a Juris Doctor from the Peter A. Allard School of Law. He was awarded the awarded the Beverly McLachlin Legal Access Award in 2019 and the Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Indigenous Entrance Scholarship in 2016. In 2018, Nigel published an article in the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review about Indigenous legal traditions.

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