Elder Tu'wusht Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society
Elders and Cultural Programs

Mmmooooooke Na Sii Yea Yea (MSNYY) All My Relations Elders Program

The impacts of colonization, intergenerational and ongoing traumas have left many with a negative or absent connection to their Indigenous identity, community and culture. The MNSYY program acknowledges the necessity of culture in supporting resilience and the healing journey.

Program Services:

  • One to one visit with an Indigenous Elder

  • Access to healthcare providers

  • Access to Indigenous ceremony – Sweat lodge, Burning ceremony, Seasonal feasts, etc.

  • Therapeutic listening

  • Advocacy

  • Referrals to health and social services – including detox centers, alcohol and drug counselling, and housing support

  • Cultural Teaching Circles (see activities below)

Cultural Teaching Circles (every Thursday from 2- 4 pm at VNHS):

  • Ceremonies: Seasonal ceremonies, smudging, feasts, cedar brushing and more

  • Crafts: Jewelry making, beading, cedar weaving, drum making

  • Holistic wellness teachings

  • Traditional prayers and songs

  • Harvesting medicines

Contact us

Elder's Program Coordinator

449 East Hastings Street Vancouver,

BC V6A 1P5