Pages tagged with "Yuusnewas"

Yúusnewas Up High

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...

June 29, 2022 at 1:00pm
Greenheart Treewalk @ UBC Botanical Gardens


Celebrating Indigenous Youth Voices & Reclaiming Our Bodies

First Directions was back at it again this March, and this year's group of youth made three videos on important topics! With the support of the First Nations Health Authority, and the MAC AIDS Fund, we hosted another group of creative, outstanding, Indigenous youth from across BC.

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The Medicine Wheel comes to our Main Space!

Some of the amazing youth on our team recently suggested we paint the tables in our main space to reflect the colours found in the Medicine Wheel. As an organization that affirms and celebrates Indigenous youth leadership, we were all on board with this great idea - and we can't wait for you to see the end result! 

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Yúusnewas welcomes Kayla Mitchell as the new Program Manager!

YouthCO is very excited to welcome Kayla Mitchell to the position of Yúusnewas Program Manager! Kayla has been part of our team for the past year as the Rural Outreach Educator and will be bringing her skills as a workshop facilitator and experience as an Indigenous youth to continue our work to centre Indigenous teachings as we talk with youth about sexual health and harm reduction.

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A Recap on First Directions

During mid-March, Yúusneswas (YouthCO’s Indigenous peer-led education program) along with Reel Youth ventured on a five day retreat called First Directions with youth from across BC! During this retreat, we were able to discuss sexual health, sexuality and how we as Indigenous youth can begin to decolonize  our bodies. 

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Grandmothers Video

Here is a video we worked on with Cuystwi, a culturally-relevant suicide prevention program for Aboriginal youth. For many of us, learning about and having a pride in our culture helps us to achieve our wellness.

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Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week Video

Each year, World AIDS Day is a time to remember the history of our movement, recognize the many people who have helped to support those of us living with HIV, share information about prevention and testing, and support people living with HIV. This day also marks the beginning of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week.

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