Yúusnewas : Drum Making

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

Culture is Healing is a monthly event by and for Indigenous youth to 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 all identities to join us for Culture is Healing.

We will be making drums with our elder Val Nicholson. Materials are limited to 25 drums but we are very excited to offer other cultural activities such as beading and button blanket making as well as medicine bag making. So come join us for a night filled with culture and connection!

Access:
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 amandat@youthco.org. We would love to make our event accessible for all who want to attend.

 

 

 

 

WHEN
May 14, 2019 at 6pm - 9pm
WHERE
YouthCo
568 Seymour St
205
Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5
Canada
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CONTACT
Amanda · · 6047 688 1441
37 RSVPS
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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!