Funding for this podcast provided in partnership with:

Open Arms Perinatal Services & King County Best Starts for Kids

Episode 1

04/22/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST

"Birth as Ceremony"

 

Featuring Dr. Patrisia Gonzalez (Kickapoo, Comanche, Macehaul), a mother maker and baby catcher, using the medicines on her altar, her bundle and her hands to bring life into this world.

 

"Colostrum: Baby's Perfect First Food" 

Featuring Camie Jae Goldhammer (Sisseton-Wahpeton), MSW, LICSW, IBCLC and co-founder of the Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor Program.

+ Plus Live Q&A "Ask the Aunties" for pregnant & new families!

Episode 2

04/29/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST

"First Breaths to First Foods: Stories of Indigenous Family Life" 

 

Featuring Wicanhpi Iyotan Win Autumn Cavender-Wilson is a (Wahpetunwan Dakota) Mother, Midwife, Language Speaker and Artist 

Featuring Margaret David (Athabascan), Mother of four and Certified Nurse-Midwife at the Alaska Native Medical Center

+ Plus Live Q&A "Ask the Aunties" for pregnant & new families!

Episode 3

05/06/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST

"Birthing a Wild Rose:  One Mother's Journey of Empowered Birth"

Featuring Melissa Meyer (Tsimshian), Mother of two, Plant Medicine and Traditional Foods Educator- Seattle Indian Health Board

 

"The Amazing Anatomy of Pregnancy" 

Featuring Vanessa Lovejoy-Guron (Filipino), LCCE, CD (DONA), IBC of Daybreak Star Doulas

+ Plus Live Q&A "Ask the Aunties" specifically for pregnant & new families!

Episode 4

05/20/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST

"Born into Grandmother's Arms; Stories of Indigenous Birth and Family Life"

 

Featuring Dr. Jus Crea Giammarino (Penobscot) N.D.

​Dr. Jus Crea has lectured extensively on herbal medicine, ethnobotany, midwifery,
naturopathic medicine, environmental medicine, and her cultural
history and traditions.

+ Plus Live Q&A "Ask the Aunties", specifically for pregnant & new families!

Episode 5

05/27/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST

"One Family's Birth and Parenting Journey" 

 

Featuring Mariana Harvey (Yakama), íła (mother), Traditional Plants Educator, and Artist along with Itsa Shash (Mexica/Apache), túta (father), Storyteller, Poet, Musician, Massage Therapist

+ Plus Live Q&A "Ask the Aunties", specifically for pregnant & new families!

Episode 6

06/03/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST

"Warrior Life Givers: Honoring the Direction of the West, the Thunder Beings"

Featuring Dra. T'Karima Ticitl (Xicana Indigena, Mexica/Wixárika roots), CM, LM

Mother, Midwife, Ceremonial Woman, Mexica Dancer, and Author of six books including "Birth is a Ceremony" and "My Body, My Birth"

+ Plus Live Q&A "Ask the Aunties", specifically for pregnant & new families!

Episode 7

06/10/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST

"Be Gentle with Yourself, Be Prepared, and Enjoy the Journey: One Grandmother's Wishes for You"

Featuring Cindy Gamble, MPH, CLC (Tlingit and Kaax’oos.hittaan Man's Foot Clan)

Tribal Community Health Consultant and project lead for the American Indian Health Commission, Cindy has been providing guidance in our community for over 30 years.

+ Plus Live Q&A "Ask the Aunties", specifically for pregnant & new families!

Episode 8

06/17/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST

"Knowledge is Power: One Mother's Stories of Home Birth, Twin Hospital Birth, and More"

Featuring Alycia Two Bears (Mistawasis Nêhiyawak)

Mother, Educator, Birth Worker, Poet and Author raised in the Sharron Proulx-Turners Sweatlodge, a lodge for women run by women.

+ Plus Live Q&A "Ask the Aunties", specifically for pregnant & new families!

Episode 9

06/24/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST

"The Medicine of the Ukhu Pacha: Andean Teachings Around Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum"

Featuring Dr. Cynthia Ingar (Peruvian)

Peruvian anthropologist and founder of the Hampi Warmi project in Peru, focused on the wisdom of Andean women.

+ Plus Live Q&A "Ask the Aunties", specifically for pregnant & new families!

Episode 10

07/08/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST

"Partera Reflections with Tema Mercado"

Featuring Tema Mercado (Xicana), LM, CPM

Homebirth midwife and Partera Profesional Certificada in Mexico, mother to six children and a grandmother. She believes that birth work can change the world and has dedicated the last 10 years to birth and reproductive justice on the U.S Mexico Border serving families on both sides of the border.

+ Plus Live Q&A "Ask the Aunties", specifically for pregnant & new families!

Episode 11

07/22/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST

"Breastfeeding: Restoring Traditions, Healing Community"

Featuring Elizabeth Montez Giras

(Anishinaabe - Little Traverse Bay Band Odawa & Latinx Diaspora)

Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor, Postpartum Doula, retired chef. Currently Open Arms Lactation Counselor and Journey Midwife Services Health Educator and IBCLC 2021 candidate.

+ Plus Live Q&A "Ask the Aunties", specifically for pregnant & new families!

Episode 12

08/05/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST

"Community Healing Through Spirit Food"

Featuring Sewa Yuli (Yoeme)

Community Cook and Student Midwife. Founder of Mi Xantico, which emphasizes culinary medicine and ancestral diet to heal and reclaim health autonomy.

+ Plus Live Q&A "Ask the Aunties", specifically for pregnant & new families!

Episode 13

09/02/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST

"Tino Rangatiratanga: Honoring Aotearoa Birth Traditions"

Featuring Joanne Rama (Maori)

Mother of 11 and grandmother to 13, Rama is a traditional Maori birth keeper and Indigenous midwifery activist.

+ Plus Live Q&A "Ask the Aunties", specifically for pregnant & new families!

Episode 14

09/30/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST

"Stories of Ribbon Skirts and Healing"

Featuring Tala Tootoosis (Plains Cree/Nakota Sioux/Haudenosaunne Sturgeon Lake First Nation (Treaty 6)

Mother of 4, Tootoosis is an Indigenous social worker, motivational speaker and author, and ribbon skirt warrior.

+ Plus Live Q&A "Ask the Aunties", specifically for pregnant & new families!

Episode 15

10/14/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST

"Owning Pleasure and Your Body"

Featuring Alicia Herne (Akwesasne Mohawk)

Mother of 5 and community doula. Alicia has expanded her offerings to support women and their partners as a "Pleasure Doula" and Associate Director of pure romance.

+ Plus Live Q&A "Ask the Aunties", specifically for pregnant & new families!

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