Canoe Journey Herbalists
Canoe Journey Herbalists is an Indigenous-centered, community-supported project consisting of herbalists, healers, and dedicated volunteers. Throughout the year, we grow, gather, and craft thousands of herbal remedies by creating collaborations with Coastal Salish communities and ally organizations. These medicines are then offered as part of a free, decolonized herbal and Indigenous healing space for the largest gathering of Coastal Salish communities in the Pacific Northwest, the Intertribal Canoe Journey.
We believe that access to traditional medicine, ancestral connection, and health sovereignty are integral to healing personal and collective wounds of trauma and colonization. We enact these beliefs by providing opportunities to connect with plant healing, supporting Indigenous communities through responding to community needs and fostering pathways for learning about plant medicine and decolonization through year-round workshops and knowledge-sharing.