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Recurring Events


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. 

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This is a place for fathers, parents, fatherly-figures, uncles, and grandfathers to come join other caregivers for a casual community conversation. These gatherings are led by Indigenous peers for this space every two weeks until the end of May. This event is co-hosted by Native Movement and the Alaska Native Birthworkers Community.

Upcoming Events

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This gathering is for Native birthing families who will be in Anchorage on March 25 to prepare for childbirth, practice self-care activities, build community with others, and connect with Native birthworkers for peer support. Your partner/support person is welcome to come with you. Class topics include, but are not limited to: wellness and healing during pregnancy, what to expect during labor and birth, comfort measures, traditional knowledge and plants and advocacy.

WHO: Native birthing families (ideal for people in 3rd trimester but all pregnant people are welcome). Your labor support person is also welcome and encouraged to attend.

WHEN: 10am - 5pm, Saturday, March 25, 2023

WHERE: Nuka Wellness and Learning Center (Kayak and Driftwood Room), 4085 Tudor Centre Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508

WORKSHOP FEE: This workshop is offered free of charge to Native birthing families.

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The Alaska Native Birthworkers Community (ANBC) is pleased to partner with Gwich'in artist Rochelle Adams to offer a free in-person beading workshop for Alaska Native birthing families.

WHAT:We will be making a small beaded pouch (or possibly earrings or a necklace, depending on group preference). You can use this pouch to hold your baby’s umbilical cord stump after it falls off their belly button, a plant medicine of your choice, something else special to you and your baby, and/or to wear. No previous beading or sewing experience required, and all supplies will be provided.

This event is open to Native birthing families who are currently pregnant or who have given birth within the past few years. Space is limited and registration is required. Register here:


Alaska Native Medical Center (main hospital), Conference Room 2 (across hallway from cafeteria), 4315 Diplomacy Dr. Anchorage, AK 99508


1:00 - 4:00pm, Saturday, March 4, 2023


WHY: Our goal is to provide Native birthing families with an opportunity to build community with one another, to participate in a culturally enriching activity, to celebrate our arts and traditional practices as Indigenous peoples, and to connect with Indigenous birthworkers.

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ANBC is honored and excited to host guest speaker Kaa.oosh Mike Jackson, Tlingit and Haida, of Keex’ Kwaan, otherwise known as Kake, in our ongoing series of pregnancy and birthing cultural sharing circles to share about stories from his homelands about birthing in connection to our sacred lands and waters.

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A hands-on workshop to learn about some of our traditional plant helpers and make your own remedies for nutrition and comfort during pregnancy. Supplies will be provided to prepare recipes that can help with iron, nausea, headaches, sore muscles, anxiety, and dry skin.

This event is open to Native birthing families who are currently pregnant.


To be held at the Native Movement Office: 2522 Arctic Blvd Anchorage, AK 99503. Space is limited and registration is required.

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Friday April 28: Advocacy for Indigenous Birthing People 

- training for aspiring Indigenous birthworkers from Nome region


Saturday April 29: Birth Preparation Retreat 

- for pregnant people and aspiring Indigenous birthworkers from Nome region


Sunday April 30: Indigenous Plant Medicines and Recipes for Alaska Native Birthing Health

- for pregnant people and aspiring Indigenous birthworkers from Nome region

Location: Katirvik Cultural Center 

Registration details coming soon

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