Culture is Healing: Feeding the Spirit Winter Wellness Event
Decolonizing Our Health Through Culture and Traditional Food
Culture is Healing: Feeding the Spirit is an initiative led by YouthCO HIV and Hep C Society supported by the First Nations Health Authority. YouthCO has been operating for 21 years providing peer education and support to youth around HIV.
The focus of the event is to bring Indigenous youth together from across the lower mainland to engage youth with culture, and traditional food preparation.
Participants will be involved in a one-day workshop with a group of ~ 80 youth. During the workshop the participants will receive training on decolonizing our health through Indigenous perspectives, including safer sex practices, HIV, Hep C, and Harm Reduction. At the end of the workshop the participants will have produced traditional food and have knowledge around preparation.
Notes about accessibility:
-YouthCO will cover costs of food, and can reimburse for transit fares
-The Scandinavian Community Centre is a wheelchair accessible space
-If ASL interpretation is required, please email us ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org
-If childcare is required, please email us ASAP at email@example.com
Registration form is NOT required, please just RSVP :)
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).