Pt 2 of Youth Wellness – Healing: Tools and Methods for Youth – with Gerry Oleman & Asia Youngman

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Cuystwi Trade Show Display – Gathering Our Wisdom Youth Conference

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Please join us in Part 2 of our Youth Wellness Series in our conversation around Healing tools and methods for our youth. In this session Gerry Oleman and Asia Youngman of Indigenous Youth Wellness who will discuss what is healing, traditional healing, other methods of healing, and music for healing.

The topics of discussion will be:

  1. What is healing? Going back to our original state
  2. Mind, body spirit
    a) mind: positive, open-minded, etc.
    b) Body: fit, disease-free, respect for your body and for others
    c) Spirit: Kind, desire to be successful, generous, wanting to live
  3. Traditional healing: traditional medicines, sweat lodge, potlatch, etc.
  4. Other methods of healing: elders, counsellors, nurses
  5. Music – healing (possible guest speaker)

More videos:

  1. Goal Setting – Travel
  2. Goal Setting – Fitness

About the Presenters and Guest Speakers:


Asia_HeadshotAsia Youngman
is a Cree, Carrier, and Iroquois youth who was born and raised on Coast Salish territory. Asia graduated from the University of Victoria in 2013 where she studied Psychology and Sociology. She now lives in Vancouver, where she has been continuing her studies at Emily Carr, VanArts, and UBC; taking a variety of courses including photography, 3D animation, multimedia, and web development. Asia currently works at PHSA Aboriginal Health where she assists as a project coordinator and videographer for an Indigenous youth wellness program – “Cuystwi”. She is passionate about travelling, technology, and promoting Indigenous youth wellness through the use of multimedia.

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Gerry-Oleman-300x451-199x300Saahiilthit (Gerry) Oleman has worked with the Indian Residential School Survivors Society since 1998. He is from Seaton Lake and of the Stl’atl’imx Nation. He has been involved as a change agent for First Nations since 1976. His experiences include counseling for community addictions programs, providing leadership politically and administratively for his community and Nation, and working as an independent consultant. Click here to view Gerry’s website.

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warren-hooeyWarren Hooley (Guest) is a Half Okanagan Indigenous (Native), Half Caucasian man born and raised in Penticton, British Columbia. Currently living in Vancouver B.C, Warren defines himself as an ‘Inspirational Hip-Hop artist’ and much like the classic roots of hip hop, Warren stays true to keeping his lyrical content based on life experience and social change. Fusing other genres of music with hip-hop and adding his flare of passion and authenticity, Warren creates music that inspires and moves people of all walks of life. “ It’s an incredible feeling to share the depth of my vulnerability and intense passion through the medium of spoken word and be accepted so warmly & excitedly”.

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SamBraddSam Bradd (Guest), “I’m a graphic facilitator and illustrator. I listen and draw to help groups increase engagement, solve problems, and lead. I’m a trained facilitator with 15 years’ experience and a Masters of Education. This helps me bring a deeper analysis to my work: I draw nuance and complexity with clarity. I’m passionate about helping organizations do their best work.

Before becoming a graphic facilitator, my career was in the advocacy sector. It’s where I honed problem-solving and multi-tasking skills. I’ve led participatory decision-making trainings, did labour relations, worked for years in an organization run by consensus, and anchored peer support programs. On this journey, I learned the heart of any organization is the people working for a better world.”

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Graphic Recording of this Session:

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