About the gathering (from the website):

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide (HOSW) brings together thousands of Indigenous leaders and health care professionals from around the world to share and celebrate the healing power of traditional Indigenous knowledge and cultures. 

The gathering features presentations as well as cultural performances, healing activities and entertainment by Indigenous performers.

This international event is held every four years. In 2023, it will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, ​on the Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleilwaututh Nations. These are three of more than 200 First Nations in British Columbia – home to one of the world’s most diverse assemblies of living Indigenous cultures.​​​

The gathering is an opportunity for original peoples who have a history of colonial impact to share knowledge, wisdom, learning and experiences. These new and old teachings will foster relationships, understandings and new opportunities – and in doing so they will reinforce our resilience as Indigenous peoples.​