Culture is Healing: Plant Walk

This event will be taking place on the unceded and occupied territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

Culture is Healing is a monthly event for and by Indigenous youth. During these events, we come together to share cultural teachings and knowledge, and are able to provide a safer space where we can have discussions on topics such as holistic well-being, harm reduction, sexuality, sexual health, HIV, and Hep C. This is a gender affirming space, and we welcome Indigenous youth with all identities to share our space for Culture is Healing.

For the New Year, join Yúusnewas in the nature and learn about the traditional plants on the unceded lands of the Tsleil-Waututh nation in Cates Park. Our facilitator, Robin, will be teaching us how to identify plants and the process of harvesting them. Please wear warm clothing, comfortable walking shoes, and bring good intentions as we explore the land together!

Please Note: We will be meeting at the Yúusnewas headquarters at 11am to provide transportation. 

Lunch will also be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions and/or allergies.

This is a free event for all self-identified Indigenous people between the ages of 14 - 29!
Our space is located on the second floor, accessible by elevator or stairs. We have two all gender washrooms, one of which is a large accessible washroom.
Bus tickets will be available if requested.
We ask that you join us in making this event as scent-reduced as possible. This means maybe using fragrance-free products in lieu of any scented-products you may usually use. 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.
On site childcare is available upon request. Please let us know the age(s) and number of any children you are bringing.

If you have any questions regarding the event, any dietary restrictions and/or allergies, or if there are ways we can make this event accessible for you please contact Amanda via email at RSVP below to help us plan! 

January 25, 2020 at 12pm - 3pm
568 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5
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Amanda · · 6046881441
sacha ouellet Leanne Inuarak-Dall

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!