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Margaret Grenier is of Gitksan and Cree ancestry. She holds the Gitksan hereditary title 
of Gildedowet, House of Lelt and is daughter of Simoiget Hagbegwatku. She is 
the Executive and Artistic Director for the Dancers of Damelahamid Society which is dedicated to reviving Gitksan dance traditions belonging to her
family’s ancestry. She choreographed and produced the full length works Visitors 
Who Never Left in 2009, Koelhz se mos: Setting the Path in
 2005 and Gilo Hyte: Sharing the Spirit in 2007 which toured 
internationally in July 2008 to New Zealand and the Cook Islands.

She is also Festival Director for the
 “We yah hani nah Coastal First Nations Dance Festival” produced annually by the
 Dancers of Damelahamid since 2008. The
 Dancers of Damelahamid are currently the Dance Artists in Residence at the UBC
 Museum of Anthropology. Trained in accordance with Gitksan customs since birth, 
Margaret is a cultural instructor, choreographer, and lead dancer for the group.

Margaret holds 
a Masters of Arts in Education at Simon Fraser University. She received her 
B.Sc. from McGill University with a Geography major and Environmental Science
minor. Margaret has worked with the Bill Reid Gallery on the development of
 educational programming as well as at the HR MacMillan Space Centre where she
 developed and directed the planetarium production Sky Stories: a First 
Nations Journey. She has worked as a sessional instructor at Simon Fraser
University, for the course Foundations in Aboriginal Education, Language and

She also worked with the Vancouver School Board anti-racism consultant
on developing workshops that foster inclusion and diversity. She is on the 
editorial board for Science Times and the board of directors for FORED