Yúusnewas Up High

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When: June 29, 2022 at 1:00pm - 4pm

Where: Greenheart Treewalk @ UBC Botanical Gardens
Campbell Building 6804 SW Marine Dr Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
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Contact: Danielle Taralson ·

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.

For the month of June we will be venturing into urban nature-scapes and going up high for UBC’s Greenheart treewalk.

Taken from UBC’s website:
“The Greenheart TreeWalk is a canopy walkway, an aerial trail system that allows people to journey through the upper parts of the forest. Its structure enables visitors to explore the flora and fauna that thrives in this lofty environment.

Greenheart’s approach is to provide access to the canopy with minimal impact on the trees or habitat. Unlike other treetop canopy walkway systems bolted into the trees, the Greenheart TreeWalk’s design and engineering does not damage the trees or the surrounding delicate ecosystem. Using an innovative cable tension system, the platforms are hung from the trees without the use of nails or bolts. With features such as the “Tree Hugger” cable system and “Kissing Bar” stabilizing device, it is easy to see how the walkway is a special addition to the forest landscape.”

After enjoying the treewalk and the rest of UBC’s wonderful botanical gardens, we will be walking over a block or so to a nearby coffee shop where we will be able to order a drink and a small snack for folks! Let us know if we can aid you with reliable transportation or are in need of childcare.



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.

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.


Things to take note of:

We will be walking, so please wear comfortable and weather appropriate clothing! Make sure to check the forecast before you leave your place of residency!


For any questions or feedback please email [email protected]

Hope to see you there!

Will you come?