Spirit Bath Ceremony

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When: August 17, 2023 at 10:30am - 1:30pm

Where: Inter River Park, North Vancouver
Inter River Park Rd
North Vancouver, BC BC V7J
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Contact: Danielle Taralson ·

Event Description

Join Yúusnewas and local Elder Bonaventure Fabian and cool off this summer with a cleansing Spirit Bath Ceremony! 

For the ones riding with us, we will be meeting at 2901 E Hastings, the parking lot at the intersection of Renfrew and E Hastings, at 10:30 AM. 

A shuttle bus will then take us to Inter River Park in North Vancouver. We will meet here for 11 AM, for those who choose to drive themselves!

Our Elder, Bonaventure Fabian, will then lead us on a short hike to the river, where we will conduct our ceremony, and then have a feast, catered by TBD. 

The shuttle bus will pick us up and drop us at the same location on Renfrew and Hastings. Bus tickets will be available for youth at the event! 


Things Needed

We suggest you bring a swimsuit (for riverly frolicking), comfortable shoes (for treading the beloved trails), a water bottle (for hydrating our sacred bodies), and a towel and a change of clothes (for drying ourselves afterwards).

Yúusnewas will be providing a packed lunch for after the ceremony. 

The only other thing you need to bring is good intentions. 

Optional: a 24h substance cleanse. For more information on what this entails please contact Danielle @ [email protected] 

Culture is Healing Description 

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.

Land Acknowledgement 

Yúusnewas events take place on traditional, unceded territories of various First Nations in what is now colonially referred to as ‘British Columbia’. We hold this fact in our hearts and actions throughout our work at YouthCO. Our team is committed to an ongoing process of learning what it means to do work on this land in a way that brings us closer to Indigenous Sovereignty.  

Yúusnewas offers online and in person programs organized by coordinators based on the traditional, unceded territories of the  

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) 

səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil Waututh) 

 xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) 

kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) 

S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō) 



Lheidli T'enneh  

Dakehl Keyoh 

 We invite you to find out what territory you will be joining this event from by visiting https://www.whose.land/en/


Please contact us if you have any accessibility needs that you would like us to know about before attending the event. You can reach Danielle by email @ [email protected].

This is a free event for all self-identified Indigenous people between the ages of 15 – 30.

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 contact us if this is something we can help with.

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


Will you come?