Meet Our Birth Helpers

Our specially trained Indigenous Birth Helpers provide wholistic pregnancy, birthing, and post-partum support to create safe birthing environments in our First Nations communities.

  • The philosophy, skills and tools offered by our Indigenous Birth Helpers are grounded in our traditions and heritage – and provide support to expecting mothers, their spouses and their families.
    - Jolene Mercer, Executive Director

Shylo Jones, Wiijii'idiwag Ikwewag

Shylo Jones

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    Boozhoo Aanin my name is Shylo. I'm from Chippewas of Nawash, Ontario and grew up in Winnipeg.  I am a mother, step mother and foster parent for 7 amazing children.  I am truly honored to be part of Wiiji'Idiwag Ikwewag and cannot wait to start working with expectant mothers.

Angela Griffiths

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    Boozhoo, My name is Angela, I am Anishinaabe with roots in Turtle Mountain. I am a mother to four beautiful children whom led me to the red road. My passion is decolonizing birth and parenting by empowering women and connecting culture to everyday life.

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