The Alaska Native Birthworkers Community hosts a virtual talking circle every other Saturday from 11AM-12PM! If you are looking to build community while pregnant, trying to get pregnant, breastfeeding, parenting, adoption, healing from pregnancy or infant loss, or closely supporting someone in any one of these phases of life, please join us! All events are posted on our Facebook page.
This is a safe space for conversation and community. Indigenous birth workers will be present to answer any questions or if you need guidance in any part of your preconception, prenatal and postpartum wellness. Please share this event on your timeline for relatives to see and join.
The Alaska Native Birthworkers Community (ANBC) is pleased to partner with Camie Jae Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC (Sisseton-Wahpeton) and Kimberly Moore-Salas, IBCLC (Diné) to offer their Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor training October 25-29, 2021 in Anchorage, AK.
The Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor (IBC) training is a 5 day, 45 hour course that provides foundational lactation education. This course is Native owned, is Native designed, is Native taught and is specifically for those that self identify as Indigenous. The IBC is unique in that it centers Indigenous families and provides Counselors with what they need to serve their communities.
Continuing medical/nursing education and CHAP hours are being applied for. View this page for full information and application.
Join us Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 11AM for a Support Circle for Pregnancy and Infant Loss.
Lena (Koyukon Athabascan) and Torin (Yup’ik / Inupiaq) will host a virtual circle for Alaska Native and Indigenous families living in Alaska who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. This will be a safe and supportive space to share our stories, remember our loved ones, and promote healing through our grief and loss journeys.
Lena and Torin have been married for 11 years and are the proud parents and caretakers of six children. Their firstborn son together, Seketl’e Ut’an Jacobs, passed away 30 days after he was born. This will be their first time hosting a circle for bereaved parents.