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Aboriginal Medicine Making Workshops

UBC Farm and JIBC Aboriginal Gathering Place
July 26, 2017 - August 30, 2017 1:00-4:00pm

Join Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers in Aboriginal medicine making as a practice for applied education, wellness, and professional development. Workshop participants will be engaged in applied learning about Indigenous history, culture and contemporary practice, supporting professional development grounded in Indigenous culture. 

2 Day Special Event Workshop:  In this special offering, participants will make medicinal salve with the Medicine Collective over two days. 

Day 1 (July 26th) will be held at the University of British Columbia Farm (3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver). This session was designed in response to previous participant feedback around the desire to participate in harvesting medicinal plants. During the first day, participants will have the opportunity to witness and harvest many of the medicinal plants used in the salve at the UBC Farm with Jeri Sparrow and Dr. Alannah Young.

Day 2 (August 30) will be held in the Aboriginal Gathering Place at the Justice Institute of British Columbia New Westminster Campus (715 McBride Blvd). On this day, participants will work with Jeri Sparrow and Tonya Gomes to complete the salve they started during the first workshop. Both workshops will provide unique opportunities to learn about the teachings and uses of the plants involved through storytelling and applied learning. Participants are encouraged to bring questions for the Medicine Collective and will have the opportunity to bring home medicinal salve.  Register Now


Day 1 - July 26th:  1pm - 4pm at 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver

Day 2 - August 30th: 1pm - 4pm at 715 McBride Blvd, New Westminster

Cost: $149 (includes registration and the cost of all supplies)


Contact indigenization@jibc.ca for more information.

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Last updated June 8, 2017