We are recognizing National Indigenous Heritage Month to help honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. This is an opportunity for our YYOGA teams and community to learn and support Indigenous communities.
- Meditation & Gathering Circle with Joss Frank
- June 21st t 5:45pm – 6:30pm (PST)
- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
- All proceeds will be donated to the Orange Shirt Day Society
Join Indigenous Yoga Teacher Joss Frank of Wild Womb for a gentle and nurturing class. Take a sacred pause to explore gentle movement, breathwork, and yoga nidra focused on connecting to Mother Earth. This class will focus on honoring Indigenous lands and people.
This is a list of resources you can use to widen your understanding of Indigenous People’s experience in the history of this nation we call Canada.
A beautiful and extensive collection of films (short and long) showing the truth and history of residential schools in Canada.
- A guide for readers seeking more knowledge about reconciliation and Indigenous cultures. The works consider the broader context, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, stories and memoirs, and local viewpoints.
- Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future; Summary of the Final Report of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
- The final report of the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
- Sheila North Wilson explains the creation of the hashtag #MMIW (Missing Murdered Indigenous Women).
- This report is comprehensive and compelling, based in direct input from over a hundred Indigenous women on the layers of colonial gendered violence that they have faced since birth.
- Dedicated to ending violence against Indigenous women. This organization supports the families, inter-generational survivors and all those who contribute their time and talents to support Indigenous women.
- Deyen – An Invitation to Transform: Canadian History Through the Lens of Indigenous Women
Places to Donate
This organization works to support Indian Residential School Reconciliation and help create awareness of the individual, family, and community inter-generational impacts of Indian Residential Schools through Orange Shirt Society activities. They are also dedicated to creating awareness that “Every Child Matters”.
- At Pacific Association of First Nations Women (PAFNW) we envision a matriarchal community where all Indigenous women in BC are safe and respected with a sense of belonging and connection to cultural traditions.
- Atira Women’s Resource Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the work of ending violence against women.
- DEWC provides a safe space within the Downtown Eastside exclusively for self-identified women and their children.
- Vancouver Native Housing Society’s mandate is to provide safe, secure and affordable housing.
- The Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Service Society (VATJSS) is a non-profit agency that provides justice, homelessness and crime prevention services to Indigenous people within the Metro-Vancouver area.
- Since 1963, the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VAFCS) has been meeting the needs of aboriginal people making a transition to the urban Vancouver community.
Artists to Support
Events to Attend
- Annual march honours missing, murdered Indigenous women in Canada.
- Showcasing the power and beauty of authentic Indigenous Art and design.
June 15 at 2pm (PST) A Tasting of Indigenous Cultures
June 17 at 2pm (PST) Celebrating Living Indigenous Arts & Culture
June 22 at 2pm (PST) Honouring Wellness