the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Sage Thomas recalls the first birth she witnessed as a doula in training, using the traditional ways of her people.
“When I walked into the room, they had some juniper burning on the stove and they had the lights low and it was just really quiet and calm,” she says.
This is what birth can look like, Thomas says, when it is supported with culture and traditional knowledge. Thomas speaks of the importance, and necessity of reclaiming Indigenous birth practices.Continue reading The necessity of reclaiming Indigenous birth practises