Culture is Healing - Indigenous Plant Walk

This event takes place on the traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ, and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nations.

One way we can take care of ourselves and communities is through learning and sharing our traditional teachings. With that in mind, we are happy to announce our 7th event is an Indigenous Plant Walk with Arianna Johnny-Wadsworth of Quw'utsun' Made

This is an event where Indigenous youth can come together to share our culture and have great discussions about things like holistic well-being, harm reduction, sexuality, sexual health, HIV, and Hep C.

Deadline to RSVP is August 28th, 2018 at 5:00 pm. We will have a chartered bus to bring youth from YouthCO (205-568 Seymour Street, just outside the Granville skytrain station), RSVP is required in order to secure a spot on the bus if you need. 

Yúusnewas will also have sandwiches, water, and snacks available for youth that attend. Please email for any dietary needs. 

This is a free event for all self-identified Indigenous people between the ages of 14 - 29 regardless of sexuality, gender, or abilities.
We will be walking along trails in Stanley Park, many of these trails do not have high incline or decline, but can be tiring for some. We will be mindful of everyone's varying abilities and will take breaks often! 
Scent-reduced event, but we do smudge and use medicine that can have scent - please give us at least 24hr notice if you have sent sensitivities.
We are able to reimburse for bus tickets for those that need it. 

If you have any dietary restrictions, access, or childcare needs you can email us at


August 31, 2018 at 2pm - 5pm
Stanley Park
Vancouver, BC
Google map and directions
Kayla Mitchell · · 604-688-1441
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Will you come?

YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!