Indigenous doula training works to reconnect NWT with traditions – Cabin Radio

August 10, 2021

A training program for Indigenous doulas is being hailed as a step toward restoring Indigenous approaches to birth in the Northwest Territories.

The virtual training, offered to Indigenous NWT residents at the end of July through a partnership between the Northern Birthwork Collective and Zaagiᐟidiwin, invited aspiring doulas to learn more about supporting Indigenous families through pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and more.

Treiva Plamondon, a 22-year-old from Hay River, was one of 11 people to participate.

She says when she learned about the role of a doula for the first time, she thought “that would be so good because you’re there for support, you’re not doing the medical stuff – it’s straight supporting families.”

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