The Ninth Gathering

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide (HOSW) – The Ninth Gathering 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

Thank you to all who attended the Ninth Gathering! The next HOSW gathering will be in Washington, DC, hosted by the National Indian Health Board. Join their mailing list for news and updates

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We raise our hands to the sponsors who are making Healing Our Spirit Worldwide (HOSW) – The Ninth Gathering possible. Learn more about our sponsors or explore the opportunity to become a sponsor.

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Located on the unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, Vancouver Convention Centre will be the main venue for the Ninth Gathering of HOSW from Monday, September 11 to Friday, September 15, 2023.

The gathering features presentations as well as cultural healing activities and entertainment by Indigenous people.



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