Indigenous doula training brings birth knowledge back to families and communities – CBC

Jan 23, 2023

Virtual training received over 300 applicants within 12 hours

Indigenous doula training is in high demand, according to one Winnipeg-based organization offering the training.

“This is our first virtual training that we’ve done it in quite a bit, and we got 300 applications in 12 hours,” said Melissa Brown, one of the facilitators.

Brown is Anishinaabe from Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba and delivers programming at Zaagi’idiwin Indigenous Doula Training with co-founder Candace Neumann, who is Red River Métis.

She said some people have tried to get into the program two and three times. To meet the demand, they’ll be offering virtual programming again.

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