Healing Our Spirit Worldwide: The Ninth Gathering is a celebration of the health, healing and self-determination of Indigenous Peoples around the world to restore strong, healthy communities rich in culture. The gatherings and ongoing connections are a testament of the resiliency, courage, tenacity and the will of Indigenous Peoples everywhere to overcome the barriers to achieving self-determination in health, healing and addictions.

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide: The Ninth Gathering is a celebration of the health, healing and self-determination of Indigenous Peoples around the world to restore strong, healthy communities rich in culture. The gatherings and ongoing connections are a testament of the resiliency, courage, tenacity and the will of Indigenous Peoples everywhere to overcome the barriers to achieving self-determination in health, healing and addictions.

Are You Ready?

IT'S TIME TO HEAL

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide (HOSW) brings together thousands of Indigenous leaders and health care professionals from around the world to share and celebrate the healing power of traditional Indigenous knowledge and cultures.

This international event is held every four years. In 2023, it will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, ​on the Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleilwaututh Nations. These are three of more than 200 First Nations in British Columbia – home to one of the world’s most diverse assemblies of living Indigenous cultures.​​

Join the Celebration

SHARE THE EXPERIENCE

The gathering is an opportunity for original peoples who have a history of colonial impact to share knowledge, wisdom, learning, and experiences. These new and old teachings will foster relationships, understandings, and new opportunities – and in doing so they will reinforce our resilience as Indigenous peoples.​

Let Us Gather

Singing

Story Telling

Performers

Drumming

Presentations

Healing Activities

On the Coast

MORE TO EXPLORE

This international event is held every four years. In 2023, it will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, ​on the Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleilwaututh Nations.

Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleilwaututh Nations are three of more than 200 First Nations in British Columbia – home to one of the world’s most diverse assemblies of living Indigenous cultures.​​

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