Culture is healing : Sweat Lodge

This event takes place on the traditional territoriy of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation.

Calling all indigenous youth ages 14-29! Come join us in a Two-spirit friendly sweat being conducted by Stacey Gallagher. Bagged lunches and water will be provided after the sweat. So make sure to drink lots of water the night before event (not hours before because you will have to use the bathroom constantly). Also to eat a big breakfast before we go in. We will be giving the ancestors food during the sweat and then we will eat afterwards. The only things you will need to bring is your best intentions and 2 towels. Don't forget to wear comfortable clothes which can be shorts or a skirt.

The sweat will take place on Capilano reserve, if you know where it is located we can meet you there at 3:00pm. But if you are unsure of the location we can meet at YouthCo 205-568 Seymour Street, Vancouver at 1:30-2:30 and we can head over together.

We hope to see you all that Sunday, Please e-mail me if you have any questions. If there is anything the Yúusnewas team can do to make this event more accessible for you.


This is a free event for all self-identified Indigenous people between the ages of 14 - 29!

Youth of all sexualities, genders, abilities are welcome to join us.
We are able to provide bus tickets at the event, and may be able to get bus tickets to you before the event if needed. Please let us know.

Our space is on the second floor, and there is an elevator available. We have two all gender washrooms, one of which has wheelchair accessibility.

On site childcare is available upon request. Please let us know if you would like childcare, and the age(s) of any children you are bringing.

This is a scent-reduced event. We do smudge and use medicine that can have scent. Please give us as much notice as possible if smudging or medicine use may aggravate scent sensitivities.

If you want to let us know about any other access needs, dietary restrictions, or childcare needs, you can email us at We would love to make our event accessible for all who want to attend.

June 02, 2019 at 3pm - 6pm
Capilano Reserve Sweat Lodge
Amanda · · 778 870 2502
Janelle Lapointe Stevie Thompson Braydi Rice Emily MacLeod Ryan Wilson Emily Riddle

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!