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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
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"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 MSW, LICSW, IBCLC (Sisseton-Wahpeton)

Co-founder of the Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor Program.

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

Episode 2

04/29/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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"First Breaths to First Foods: Stories of Indigenous Family Life" 

Featuring Wicanhpi Iyotan Win Autumn Cavender-Wilson (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

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Episode 3

05/06/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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"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 LCCE, CD (DONA), IBC (Filipino) 

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

 

Featuring Dr. Jus Crea Giammarino ND (Penobscot)

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

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Episode 5

05/27/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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"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
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"Warrior Life Givers: Honoring the Direction of the West, the Thunder Beings"

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

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

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

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Episode 8

06/17/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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"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 Sweat Lodge, a lodge for women run by women.

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Episode 9

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

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Episode 10

07/08/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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"Partera Reflections with Tema Mercado"

Featuring Tema Mercado LM, CPM (Xicana) 

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.

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Episode 11

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

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Episode 13

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

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Episode 14

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

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Episode 15

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

Episode 16

10/28/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“Healing through Grief & Loss”

Featuring Melissa Brown (Anishinaabe Dine)

 

Registered Midwife, Ceremonial Woman, and Mother of 2 beautiful daughters and one Angel Son.

 

In this session, she will share her personal journey, as well as offer insights and wisdom on how we can all support families in their journey of healing.

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

Episode 17

11/11/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“Finding Your Voice”

Featuring Marissa Bolaños (Mexican, Purépecha, and Spanish)

 

Mother of two, doula, visual artist and creator of "Revolucion del Parto," a podcast which centers the birth stories of Spanish-speaking families, out-of-hospital birth, and the power of finding your voice.

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

Episode 18

11/25/20 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“Cradleboard and Mossbag Teachings”

Featuring Raeanne Madison, MPH Postpartum Doula (Crane Clan Ojibwe/Mexika/Nahuatl) 

The cradleboard and mossbag are not just baby carriers: they are Indigenous technologies that perfectly encompass the deep teachings of the postpartum rite of passage. In this conversation, Raeanne will share Anishinaabe perspectives on the spiritual and cultural significance of the cradleboard and mossbag. 

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

Episode 19

12/28/20 @ 6-8:30 p.m. PST
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“Honoring Our Ancestral Birthkeepers and Blessings for Our Shared Future”

Special Year-End Episode! 

 

Featuring Ibu Robin Lim, Global Midwife, Author, Activist and CNN 'Hero of the Year' (Filipina-American, Micronesian)

Join us a for our year-end celebration where we welcome Ibu Robin to the Zoomcast. This amazing opportunity is an intimate evening with Robin, via webinar, that you won't want to miss!

Episode 20

1/08/21 @ 5-7 p.m. PST
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“Supporting Indigenous Families as they Nurture the Next Generation”

Featuring Danica Parkin, Nurse Practitioner and Doula (Pila?sis (Sinixt/Synackstx)

Mother of three, language activist, doula and Family Nurse Practitioner who currently works in pediatric primary care.

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

Episode 21

1/20/21 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“The Tangled Web Within; Understanding and Healing After Pelvic Surgery, Cesarean Birth, and More”

Featuring Traci Faith Guw Thonalig Hughes Hamilton, LMT, (Mississippi Choctaw, Mexica, Hiaki, and adopted Tohono O'odham)

Licensed Massage Therapist, Full Spectrum Womb Worker, wild food harvester,​ teacher, mother, auntie and grandma.

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

Episode 22

02/24/21 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“Decolonizing Diapering.”

Featuring Mariposa (Mohawk/southern Tagalog)

Mariposa founded Decolonize Diapering as a way to connect Indigenous parents to the ancestral ways of children having "potty independence." They are also a birthworker and a lactating solo parent of a toddler. Homebirther.

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

Episode 23

03/17/21 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“Mothering Myself: Navigating Midwifery and Birth as a Daughter of a Cihuateotl, 'Woman Who Died in Childbirth'.”

Featuring Maria Ramos Bracamontes CNM, and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Founder of Campesinx Womb Care Project: Corazón de Matriz, a mutual aid project for farmworker women and girls. Maria offers community birthworker trainings in English and Spanish, and provides Cerrada de Caderas workshops, a Mexican traditional sealing ceremony.

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

Episode 24

03/31/21 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“Mewinzha Ondaadiziike Wiigaming, (Long Ago, Women Birthing, In Birthing Lodge, Home, or Hospital)”

Featuring Millicent Simenson LPN, Certified  Lactation Specialist, Perinatal Educator, Breastfeeding Counselor and Midwife Assistant (Arikara/Anishinaabe) 

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

Episode 25

04/14/21 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“Optimizing Your Fertility”

Featuring Jacquelyn Aurora Ingram CPM, Certified Lacatation Consultant, Maternal Child Health Consultant (Aleut, member of the Ninilchik Traditional Council) 

This episode is dedicated to those who wish to prepare for an optimal pregnancy, as well as those who are currently experiencing fertility struggles. By sharing both her personal stories and midwifery experiences, Jacquelyn will offer support and information from the holistic to the clinical.

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

Episode 26

04/28/21 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“Placenta Ceremony”

Featuring Bethany Earl RN, MSN, CNM (Potawatomi, Shawnee) 

A traditional woman of the Eagle Clan, Beth is an Indigenous Certified Nurse Midwife, herbalist, mother and grandmother. She has caught 1327 little ones, as well as mentored and supported countless families in reconnecting to the traditions of their ancestors.

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

Episode 27

05/19/21 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“It's Complicated: Birth Stories of Norm Breaking, Blended Cultures, and Addressing the Ways Trauma Shows Up.”

Featuring Miriam Zmiewski-Angelova MPH, P-3 (Chocktaw, Cherokee, Sauk/Fox, African American, and Ashkenazi) 

Featuring stories, photos, and artwork, Miriam will highlight the complicated histories for Black-Native individuals in her family and how that shaped the way she approached pregnancy, childbirth and child-rearing. This talk will also feature discussions of childbirth beauty and magic - as well as cultural loss, racism, miscarriage, medical malpractice, and historical trauma.

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

Episode 28

06/09/21 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“Anishinaabe Traditional Teachings During the Childbearing Years”

Featuring Hope Mayotte (Yellow Cloud Woman, Eagle Clan) 

Mother of six children, Indigenous doula and student midwife, Hope is the owner of Wiiji-Nitaawiginaawasojig Indigenous Birth Services. She lives and works on her reservation in Bad River, where she incorporates her culture and teachings into her everyday life, family, and work.

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

Episode 29

09/08/21 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“Indigenous Milk Medicine”

Featuring Jasha Lyons Echo-Hawk (Seminole, Pawnee, Creek, Omaha, Iowa) 

Join us as we hear from Jasha, co-founder of Indigenous Milk Medicine Collective and learn more about Indigenous Milk Medicine Week (formerly Native Breastfeeding Week). They will share on topics such as the importance of inclusive language in the lactation space, share their perspectives as a two-spirit birth keeper, and more!

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

Episode 30

10/20/21 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“My Journey Into Birthwork”

Featuring Nadia Houle (Nehiyaw Iskwew) 

Nadia has been providing childbirth education and birth support throughout the Treaty 6 Territory for over 15 years. As a registered acupuncturist, birthworker, lactation counselor, and reproductive health advocate; she will share the story of her journey as an Indigenous Birthkeeper and community organizer.

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

Episode 31

11/17/21 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“Offerings From an Indigenous Resurgence Knowledge Bundle: What I Have Learned From Indigenous Full-Spectrum Doulas Across Turtle Island”

Featuring Gladys Rowe, MSW, PhD (Muskego Inninew, 'Swampy Cree') 

Gladys Rowe successfully defended her dissertation research in Nov. 2020. In this episode, she will share the knowledge gathered as part of her dissertation process about Indigenous Nationhood and centering stories of full-spectrum doulas.

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

Episode 32

1/21/22 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“Loss & the Reclaiming of Traditions: One Mother's Story”

Featuring Stephanie Duran de Rodriguez

Stephanie is a mother of eight children whose ages range from 18-years-old to almost four. Two of them are her angel babies that live forever in her heart.

 

Stephanie is passionate about guiding and educating BIPOC families through their puberty-to-menopause journey as a Full-Spectrum Reproductive Coach, a Grief/Trauma Coach, and a student midwife. 

 

Stephanie lives every day with dyslexia and excels and perseveres in her work, despite her diagnosis. Learn more about the work that she does via her website. 

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

Episode 33

2/18/22 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“Queering the Fertility Story”

Featuring Vanessa Lovejoy-Guron

Vanessa Lovejoy-Guron will share about her family journey, including the unique perspective of being a supportive wife for their first child and the birthing parent for the next! This event is open to all; Indigenous families, future families, and all of those who support them!

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

Episode 34

3/24/22 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“Motherhood and Healing Ancestral Wounds”

Featuring Diana Mena & Jamie Weber

What ancestral wounds affect your community?

What cycles are you healing for your lineage?

What medicine did you inherit?

Who are you and your people?

What is a mother wound?

What wounding has motherhood brought up for you?

What healing has motherhood brought you?

We are both in the process of giving and nurturing life, how have you treated yourself differently than with your first pregnancy?

What lessons did your first child teach you about mothering?

What do you hope to do differently with your next child?

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Episode 35

4/15/22 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“Stories of Indigenous Motherhood: my VBAC journey”

Featuring Aiyana Sanchez

Mother of three, Chehalis and Nisqually descendant. Soon-to-be graduate of the Native Pathways program at the Evergreen State College.

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

Episode 36

5/31/22 @ 3-5 p.m. PST
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“An Urban Dino Birth Story"

Featuring Lakota Scott

LaKota Scott is Diné mother from White Mesa, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. She is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a Certificate in Natural Childbirth, a doula, a childbirth educator, and an Indigenous health advocate. She completed her naturopathic medical training at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health degree specializing in Indigenous Health at the University of North Dakota. She practices at Nurture Integrative Health in Tigard, OR.

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