Culture is Healing - Medicine/Salve Making Workshop

Update September 5th:

We are very happy to see other Indigenous youth so excited about this event and wanting to join us! In order to make sure we're able to meet everyone who attends, we have had a cap this event at 40 attendees as of today. We'd love to hear from you if you want to come and we will do our best to make sure as many people as possible can participate.

If for any reason you can no longer attend, please let us know by email or updating your RSVP via our website so other people will be able to attend! Don't be discouraged if you are unable to make this event, we will have another event in October and November, and can keep you posted on when that happens! If you have any questions or would like to be on the mailing list for future Culture is Healing nights, contact Kayla at or 604-688-1441

As a reminder, this event is by-and-for Indigenous youth as part of YouthCO's commitment to anti-oppression and creating Indigenous spaces. YouthCO has many upcoming events that all youth are welcome to be a part of. Learn more about these events at


Culture is Healing - FREE Medicine/Salve Making Workshop!

One way we can take care of ourselves and communities is through learning and sharing our traditional teachings. 

This is a space 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. 

Our first Event is a Medicine/Salve Making workshop, lead by 'Quw'utsun' Made'. Check out their great products and story here: 

Our people use medicine from mother earth every day to take care of ourselves. From arthitis to diabetes, 'Devil's club' is medicine that helps treat many things, and we will be learning how to make a devil's club salve.

This is a free event for all self-identified Indigenous people between the ages of 15 - 29 regardless of sexuality, gender, or abilities. Our space has an elevator, but unfortunately our washrooms are not wheelchair accessible. 

We are able to provide bus tickets for those that need them.

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

This event takes place on the unceded traditional and ancestral Coast Salish territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim-speaking Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation). 


September 11, 2017 at 6pm - 9pm
YouthCO Mainspace
Kayla Mitchell · · 6046881441
Crystal Smith Coleman Pete Andre Bessette Rebecca Geddes Stacy Gallagher Rachel Smith William Ole Gerard Flett Giulia Cecchi Carla Hilario Connie Serviss Jennifer Montour Myia Antone Karmella Benedito De Barros Salia Joseph Dina Brown Irshaad Adatia Sarah Strachan jenna Dohmann Van Tieu Wendy Nahanee Kyla Barnes Jaymyn La Vallee

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!