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

Dianne Cross, Wiijii'idiwag Ikwewag

Dianne Cross

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    Hello, Boozhoo, Tansi, Han - my name is Dancing Fox. I am a mother of 4 boys and 1 girl. I have 2 granddaughters and my 3rd grandchild is due to arrive in March 2020. I am a Sundancer and Pipe Carrier for all my relations. I am a dedicated helper and holistic counsellor and i am excited to begin this new journey as a Indigenous Birth Helper.

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.

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.

Mavis Stevenson, Wiijii'idiwag Ikwewag

Mavis Stevenson

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    Boozhoo I am Yellow Thunder Woman from the Bear Clan in Peguis First Nation.  I am very honored and happy to be employed as a woman supporting other women.  Being an Indigenous Birth Helper is very scared and beautiful work to witness new life being brought forth into the world.  I am very happy to be working with Wiiji'Idiwag Ikwewag.

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