April 30th, 2019 – Building Communities that Support Childbearing Families with Danette Jubinville & Miranda Kelly

In this session, we will explore the “4th trimester” postpartum period and what that can look like for new parents and babies. We’ll discuss postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, bonding, and how partners, families and communities can support wellness through this time. We invite all participants to share and discuss traditional teachings and practices in your communities (such as postpartum rituals, placenta and umbilical cord teachings, and baby welcoming ceremonies) that support childbearing families.

Thank you for everyone’s interest and participation,

this session’s Video is now available for viewing!

Thank you to everyone for your continued interest in our events.

We would like to reiterate that everyone is welcome to our UBCLC sessions.

Our events aim to embody a safe space for everyone of all different backgrounds to have their opinions and voices equally heard.

Date: Thursday, April 30th, 2019 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am
Where: Videoconference OR internet webinar.
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Registration: required to participate

Thank you Miranda and Danette for your wonderful presentation!

About the Presenters:

Danette Jubinville

Danette Jubinville belongs to the Cyr family (Cree, Saulteaux) from the Pasqua First Nation on her father’s side. Her ancestors are also of French, German, Jewish, and Scottish descent. She grew up in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories.

Danette co-founded the Ekwi7tl doula collective in 2015, when she was pregnant with her daughter Keestin. Danette has a Master’s of Science in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Arts in First Nations and Indigenous Studies from UBC. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Health Sciences at SFU. Her graduate research focuses on Indigenous reproductive and maternal wellness and the role of Indigenous doulas in supporting thriving health. Her Master’s thesis was a community-based research partnership with the Seventh Generation Midwives and the Well Living House, led by Dr. Janet Smylie, in Toronto.

In 2016, Danette completed the DONA International Birth Doula Training. She is currently pursuing Innate Traditions Postpartum Care Certification Training with New Mexico-based Midwife Rachelle Garcia Seliga, as well as other holistic training in pelvic floor health. Additionally, she has worked with Indigenous health and community organizations for several years, including as an Indigenous program evaluator with Reciprocal Consulting. She has been a part of Indigenous medicine and food growing initiatives for nearly a decade, and is a helper to the Elder’s Medicine Collective at the xʷćićəsəm: Indigenous Health Research & Education Garden. As a researcher and birth keeper, Danette has delivered many workshops, guest lectures, and plant walks for local postsecondary institutions, healthcare, and Indigenous organizations.

Miranda Kelly

Miranda is of Stό:lō and mixed settler ancestry. She was raised in her home community, Soowahlie First Nation (near Chilliwack, BC). She proudly carries the ancestral name, Tilyen, and strives to bring honour to this name and her ancestors by working in service to First Nations and other Indigenous peoples.  She has enjoyed living on the beautiful unceded, ancestral lands of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples since 2009. She is a wife and mother to two young children.

Miranda worked for ten years in Indigenous Peoples’ health planning, policy, education, and research. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology, and a Master of Public Health Degree. From 2011-2016, Miranda contributed to the ongoing transformation of First Nations health governance in BC that saw the creation of a first-of-its-kind First Nations Health Authority and the transfer of federal programs and services to the control of First Nations. From 2016-2017, she was proudly a member of the Learning Circle team within the UBC School of Population and Public Health. Miranda has provided guest lectures and conference panel and keynote presentations to wide audiences, including health sciences students, faculty, researchers, frontline health care professionals, and government partners.

Miranda completed birth and postpartum doula training and certification through Doula Canada, and is currently completing certification as a Childbirth Educator. She is a member of the ekw’i7tl doula collective, a member of the BC Doula Services Association and on the BCAAFC Doula Grant pre-approved list as a Birth & Postpartum Doula. She is also the Indigenous Doula Consultant with Doula Canada.






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