Culture is Healing : Drummaking

When: October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm - 9pm

Where: YouthCO
568 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC, BC V6B 3J5
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Contact: Amanda · · 6046881441

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]


Will you come?