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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

DESTINATION

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.

Come share and celebrate the healing power of traditional Indigenous knowledge and cultures.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
IS NOW OPEN!

Showcase how Indigenous people have control of their health, healing and wellness that is based on their culture, practices, and languages.

New! Deadline for Elders wellness stream extended to 
January 6, 2023 at midnight (Pacific time).

CALL FOR SPONSORS

The Ninth Gathering provides sponsors with an opportunity to connect, learn and engage with Indigenous people locally and internationally.

The gathering features presentations as well as cultural performances, healing activities and entertainment by Indigenous performers.

EVENT HOSTS

VISITING CANADA

If your are planning to visit Canada, Destination Canada provides information about planning a trip, from booking resources to getting around while you are here. It also has information on where to go and what to see and do, so you can make the most of your stay.