Gathering Program Update

The Ninth HOSW Gathering will feature keynote presentations, plenary panels, workshops, and concurrent sessions from Indigenous people from around the world. 

New Program updates coming soon…

Celebrating Resiliency


The Ninth Healing our Spirit Worldwide is being held in Vancouver and will bring together Indigenous people from around the world.   The event will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre and we are expecting approximately 5000 people.  The theme is “celebrating resiliency”, which honours our Indigenous teachings and explores wellness, governance, and self-determination. 

Key Events:

Monday, September 11:

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Official Welcoming by xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) People
  • Ticketed Dinner

Tuesday September 12:

  • Hosted by Vancouver Island and Australian Indigenous Delegation
  • Health Governance and Leader Plenary Panel 
  • Australian Indigenous Guest Speaker

Wednesday September 13:

  • Hosted by Northern BC, United States and Hawaiian Indigenous Delegation
  • Health Innovation and Transformation Plenary Panel
  • Hawaiian/United States Indigenous Guest Speaker

Thursday September 14:

  • Hosted by Interior BC and New Zealand Indigenous Delegation
  • Community Strength and Resilience Plenary Panel
  • New Zealand Indigenous Guest Speaker

Friday September 15:

  • Hosted by Fraser Salish and Canadian Indigenous Delegation
  • Indigenous Youth and Elder Panel
  • Indigenous Youth and Elder Speakers
  • Closing Ceremonies

Keynote Speakers and Plenary Panellists


Updates coming soon…

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