Culture Is Healing - Drum Making Night

When: October 20, 2017 at 6:00pm - 9pm

Where: YouthCO

Contact: Yuusnewas · · 604-688-1441

UPDATE: Due to overwhelming response we have increased the RSVP capacity for this workshop. HOWEVER, due to limited supplies, drums will be available on a first-come first-serve basis where drum-making kits will be given out based on who RSVP'd first, provided they arrive before 6:30. After 6:30, any unclaimed drum-making supplies will be given to those who are present regardless of when they RSVP'd. Other cultural activities, such as beading, will be available to everyone! So even if you RSVP'd late or can't make it until after the workshop has started, we encourage you to come enjoy alternative cultural activities, good conversation, and free food :)

Culture is Healing - FREE Drum 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 second event is a drum workshop, led by Alice Guss! Learn how to string your very own 6" deer-hide drum as well as how to drum and sing a few public songs.  

“Drums have been used for thousands of years and by many cultures. The drum beat works as a conduit connecting the resonance sound of the human heartbeat and the rhythm of the heartbeat of Mother Earth. When the drum dries, we keep the heartbeat alive by beating the drum. Our culture teaches us that the more drums played, the more harmony, connection, and understanding we have of one mind, one body and one spirit.” -

This is a free event for all self-identified Indigenous people between the ages of 14 - 29 regardless of sexuality, gender, or abilities. Our space has an elevator, but unfortunately our washrooms are not wheelchair accessible. 

We have very limited spots available for this event so please be sure to RSVP if you would like to attend.UPD

We are able to provide bus tickets for those that need them. Food and drinks will be provided.

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

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). 

Will you come?