Indigenous Birthing: Trauma & Resilience
Content: 1.hr Recorded Class & PDF of Class Slides
Taught from an Anishinaabe Ojibwe perspective, this presentation will introduce the themes of historical trauma, historical resilience, and cultural humility. Learn what historical events have created lasting trauma among Indigenous North American communities and how this impacts birth, postpartum, and parenting practices through illustrative case studies and discussion prompts. Learn how Indigenous communities are revitalizing cultural practices to build resilience and what traditional practices and items you may witness in your practice working with families. This is for anyone who is committed to serving Indigenous families with integrity by using their birth work practice to help heal the soul wounds inflicted upon Indigenous North Americans.
About the Facilitator:
Raeanne Madison, MPH, is a crane clan citizen of the Ojibwe and Mexika nations, and also carries Dutch ancestry. A natural teacher and practicing postpartum doula and Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor, Raeanne has traveled extensively to tribal communities across Anishinaabe Aki (and online) to be a part of the resurgence of traditional kinship responsibilities in Indigenous communities. She has walked with hundreds of families and taught thousands more in the realms of pregnancy, birth, postpartum healing, and traditional parenting. Raeanne is a wife and mother of two.