We create culturally-rooted health and wellness programs for Indigenous communities and organizations across Turtle Island. We collaborate with communities and Indigenous knowledge holders to offer land-based programs for youth, men and women to promote balance in body, mind and spirit.
We offer consulting, research, program conceptualization and implementation to provide services for Indigenous communities. Our areas of expertise include:
Community-based Health Promotion (research and program development)
Community, Culture and Land-based wellness programs
Culturally-rooted yoga, physical activity and traditional nutrition programs
Youth Empowerment and youth leadership development
Art-based healing and collective murals
Who We Are
Who We Are
Cedar and Gold is an Indigenous, family-run organization. We are dedicated to promoting an authentic way of living through connection to self, nature, ceremony and a vibrant community.
Jessica is Kwakwaka'wakw from the 'Namgis First Nation in Alert Bay, BC. She is a proud mother, Indigenous health advocate, and yoga teacher based in Montreal, QC.
She has a Masters in Applied Science in Physical Therapy from the University of McGill and an Undergraduate Degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. Education has provided Jessica with an enriched understanding of the human body and its healing capacity. She has completed yoga training at YYoga and Semperviva in Vancouver, and Resource Yoga in Montreal.
Ceremonies have provided balance and cultural connection for her own healing. Through alignment, breath and traditional wisdom from her Kwakwaka'wakw roots - she weaves the natural and supernatural realms into her teaching style to create a sacred space for individuals to connect to themselves and their surroundings.
Vincent is from Montreal, QC, of Huron-Wendat and Quebecois heritage. He is a Sundancer, family man, and craftsman. With over a decade of experience as a multidisciplinary artist, Vincent has been passionately working with his hands, creating custom art installations, murals and cedar wood boxes with our newest sister component, Cedar Stories.
He is dedicated to sharing his skills and passion of the arts and justice. He proudly pioneered the integration of arts in the Restorative Justice system in Vancouver, which ties in arts and Indigenous values into the healing process. Vincent offers youth and adults practices and techniques for personal-development through art and craftsmanship. With his explorations in meditation, ceremonies and his urban roots, Vincent offers fresh, no-nonsense and an experiential approach. He brings youthful energy when collaborating with his wife, Jessica to connect their love for art, culture and health.