In June, the Southern First Nations Network of Care, located in Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) officially announced the launch of a historic initiative titled Restoring the Sacred Bond.
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Doula Project for At-Risk Indigenous Mothers Ready to Launch in Fall 2019
The provincial government has announced its first-ever Social Impact Bond in partnership with the Southern First Nations Network of Care (SFNNC).
The Manitoba government has entered a partnership with the Southern First Nations Network of Care (SFNNC) to deliver the province’s first-ever Social Impact Bond (SIB), Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today.
When Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais found out in April she was pregnant with her second child, she knew she wanted to tackle the challenges of labour and birth differently this time.
Frontiers in Women's Health: Being a good relative: Indigenous doulas reclaiming cultural knowledge to improve health and birth outcomes in Manitoba, Canada
In Manitoba, Indigenous women are becoming trained and engaged in supporting their fellow Indigenous relatives and community members as Indigenous doulas or birth workers.
Rewire News: Manitoba Indigenous Doula Initiative Empowers Women, Helps Keep Kids Out of Welfare System
Indigenous women are beautiful and powerful and resilient. They are worthy, and they deserve to be moms to their children.
Dawn Lavand, 33, does everything she can to make sure childbirth is a joyous occasion for Indigenous women.
University of Winnipeg : My First Field Placement with The Winnipeg Boldness Project: Supporting Winnipeg's Indigenous Doulas
Wiiji'idiwag Ikwewag envisions the Indigenous doula program as an important step toward reclaiming birth in defiance of Health Canada’s maternal evacuation policy.
If you’re an Indigenous Canadian woman who lives on a remote or rural reserve, federal regulations require you to leave your home at 36 to 38 weeks to await the birth of your baby in an unfamiliar city.