Culture is Healing : Drummaking

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

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. This is a gender affirming space and we welcome Indigenous youth with varying identities to join us at this event.

We will be making drums with our elder Val Nicholson. We will have drum materials available for the first 25 Indigenous youth who attend. In addition to drum making, we are very excited to offer other cultural activities such as beading and button blanket making as well as medicine bag making. Come join us for a night filled with culture and connection! 

Yúusnewas will be providing sandwiches, soup, salad, fruit and cookies. If you have any dietary needs, please let us know so we can ensure there is food available for you. Contact us at 

This is a free event for all self-identified Indigenous people between the ages of 14 - 29 regardless of sexuality, gender, or abilities.
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.  Our space is on the second floor there is an elevator available. We have two all gender washrooms, one of which has wheelchair accessibility.

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


October 25, 2018 at 6pm - 9pm
568 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC, BC V6B 3J5
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Amanda · · 6046881441
Jordan Dubois Alyssa Mason Emmitt Elliott Melissa West Morrison Van Tieu Olivia Scout Ashley Matheson Jeanie Wilson Genevieve Capilano Jewel Maya Cailin Lau Megan Newman

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!