Meet Our Birth Helpers

Our specially trained Indigenous Birth Helpers provide wholistic pregnancy, birthing, and post-partum support to create safe birthing environments in our First Nations communities.

  • The philosophy, skills and tools offered by our Indigenous Birth Helpers are grounded in our traditions and heritage – and provide support to expecting mothers, their spouses and their families.
    - Jolene Mercer, Executive Director

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Shylo Jones, Wiiji'idiwag Ikwewag

Shylo Jones

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    Boozhoo Aanin my name is Shylo. I'm from Chippewas of Nawash, Ontario and grew up in Winnipeg. I am a mother, step mother and foster parent for 7 amazing children. I am truly honored to be part of Wiiji'idiwag Ikwewag and cannot wait to start working with expectant mothers.

Angela Griffiths, Wiiji'idiwag Ikwewag

Angela Griffiths

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    Boozhoo, My name is Angela, I am Anishinaabe with roots in Turtle Mountain. I am a mother to four beautiful children whom led me to the red road. My passion is decolonizing birth and parenting by empowering women and connecting culture to everyday life.

Candace Clemons, Wiiji'idiwag Ikwewag

Candace Clemons

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    My name is Candace Clemons, I was born in Thompson, Manitoba and raised in the Bayline community of Thicket Portage, Manitoba. Growing up in a small town everyone knew your name and there was a sense of belonging. I have compassion, kindness and empathy for others thanks to my grandmother teachings. As your birth helper I will advocate and support you physically, mentally and emotionally. I am looking forward to starting this new journey with Wiiji'idiwag Ikwewag as an Indigenous Birth Helper.

Pamela Davis, Wiiji'idiwag Ikwewag

Meagan Deschambeault

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    Tansi, my name is Meagan Deschambeault. I am from Thompson with roots in Opaskwayak Cree Nation. I am a mother of 3 beautiful children. Working with families and children has always been my calling. I am excited to be apart of Wiiji'idiwag Ikwewag as a birth helperand can't wait to begin working with mothers/expectant parents.

Meagan Settee, Wiiji'idiwag Ikwewag

Meagan Settee

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    Aniin, Boozhoo, Tansi - my name is Meagan; my spirit name is Blue Thunderbird Singing Woman. I am from Fisher River Cree Nation but grew up in Selkirk, Mb. I’m a mother to four sons, they are my motivation in life. I am honoured to be apart of Wiiji'idiwag ikwewag team as a birth helper and cannot wait to begin working with expectant moms.

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