Traditional Knowledge and Medicine Walk
Yvette JohnHSS - Meet in Commons Room
Join Indigenous Knowledge Keeper Yvette John of Hope, BC in an interactive Traditional Knowledge and Medicine walk around Hope. Please dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes.
Yvette carries her traditional name White-Plume-Woman meaning close to the heart. She is Stó:lō meaning “People of the Fraser River” and from Chawathil First Nations. Her healing journey began over 24 years ago; traditionally, culturally, and spiritually. Many of those years have been spent working alongside elders, spiritual healers, teachers, and people of many different cultures and hierarchies. She has extensive knowledge of traditional plants and medicine. She also works with storytelling, Salish weaving, spiritual cleansing, and sweat lodge and in archaeology. Yvette’s talk is entitled “Traditional Plants and Medicine.” This knowledge, which is common to First Nations people, has been passed on to her by Mother Ida John, elders, herbologists, and botanists.