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CTV News: Pilot Project aims to

CTV News: Pilot Project aims to "Restore the Sacred Bond"

Posted Feb 2nd, 2019

CTV host Maralee Caruso, speaks to Jolene Mercer (Executive Director of the Initiative) and Tara Petti (CEO, Southern Network) to learn about Manitoba's first social impact bond, the Restoring the Sacred Bond Initiative.

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Restoring the Sacred Bond Aims to Prevent Child Welfare Apprehensions

Restoring the Sacred Bond Aims to Prevent Child Welfare Apprehensions

Posted Jan 21st, 2019

The Southern First Nations Network of Care (Southern Network) in Manitoba, which mandates 10 agencies – nine of which are First Nations agencies – to protect children, provide culturally appropriate services and preserve families in their communities, is launching its Restoring the Sacred Bond initiative.

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Global News: Province connecting at-risk moms with Indigenous doulas as part of new initiative

Global News: Province connecting at-risk moms with Indigenous doulas as part of new initiative

Posted Jan 7th, 2019

The provincial government has announced its first-ever Social Impact Bond in partnership with the Southern First Nations Network of Care (SFNNC).

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Manitoba's 1st social impact bond hopes to raise $3M to help at-risk moms

Manitoba's 1st social impact bond hopes to raise $3M to help at-risk moms

Posted Jan 7th, 2019

Manitoba's first social impact bond is looking for $3 million in private investment to pay for a program to reduce the number of days children in the province spend in care.

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Winnipeg Free Press: Indigenous doulas bring tradition back to labour

Winnipeg Free Press: Indigenous doulas bring tradition back to labour

Posted Dec 7th, 2018

When Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais found out in April she was pregnant with her second child, she knew she wanted to tackle the challenges of labour and birth differently this time.

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Frontiers in Women's Health: Being a good relative: Indigenous doulas reclaiming cultural knowledge to improve health and birth outcomes in Manitoba, Canada

Frontiers in Women's Health: Being a good relative: Indigenous doulas reclaiming cultural knowledge to improve health and birth outcomes in Manitoba, Canada

Posted Oct 31st, 2018

In Manitoba, Indigenous women are becoming trained and engaged in supporting their fellow Indigenous relatives and community members as Indigenous doulas or birth workers.

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Rewire News: Manitoba Indigenous Doula Initiative Empowers Women, Helps Keep Kids Out of Welfare System

Rewire News: Manitoba Indigenous Doula Initiative Empowers Women, Helps Keep Kids Out of Welfare System

Posted Sep 12th, 2018

Indigenous women are beautiful and powerful and resilient. They are worthy, and they deserve to be moms to their children.

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The McConnell Foundation: Indigenous doulas help keep families together in Winnipeg

The McConnell Foundation: Indigenous doulas help keep families together in Winnipeg

Posted May 25th, 2018

Dawn Lavand, 33, does everything she can to make sure childbirth is a joyous occasion for Indigenous women.

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University of Winnipeg : My First Field Placement with The Winnipeg Boldness Project: Supporting Winnipeg's Indigenous Doulas

University of Winnipeg : My First Field Placement with The Winnipeg Boldness Project: Supporting Winnipeg's Indigenous Doulas

Posted Aug 10th, 2017

Wiijiii’idiwag Ikwewagenvisions the Indigenous doula program as an important step toward reclaiming birth in defiance of Health Canada’s maternal evacuation policy.

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Today's Parent: Why many Northern Indigenous women are still relocated to deliver their babies

Today's Parent: Why many Northern Indigenous women are still relocated to deliver their babies

Posted Jun 29th, 2017

If you’re an Indigenous Canadian woman who lives on a remote or rural reserve, federal regulations require you to leave your home at 36 to 38 weeks to await the birth of your baby in an unfamiliar city.

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