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Onkwehon:we Midwives Collective

NURTURING THE CYCLES OF LIFE

Onkwehonwe Midwives collective

 

STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES:

The objective of the Onkwehon:we Midwives will be to provide assistance to Indigenous expectant moms and their families with reclaiming control of their birth plans, along with continued education and support throughout all the phases of an Indigenous woman’s life.

 

"We will reawaken the strength of all mothers to bring forward the love and medicines from the Mother Earth which we dance upon, because we remember the coming faces."

Onkwehon:we Midwives collective

Akwesasne Mohawk Midwives

native american midwives

midwifery

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Onkwehon:we Midwives

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES IS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING 11 PRINCIPLES, BRIEFLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

1. TRUST- Onkwehon:we Midwives are responsible for upholding values by carrying strong relationships with the mothers, families, and community.

2. RESPECT- Onkwehon:we Midwives respect birth as a healthy physiologic process which honors each birth as a spiritual journey.

3. COMPASSIONATE- Onkwehon:we Midwives act as guides and compassionate caregivers by maintaining the dignity of Aboriginal women in the provision of kind, considerate and respectful services.

4. OPEN MINDED- Onkwehon:we Midwives will provide various resources or support if available or needed to reflect the expectant mom’s birth plan, respecting diversity of religion or spiritual journey to enhance their experience.

5. CONFIDENTIALITY- Onkwehon:we Midwives maintain the highest standard in confidentiality for the expectant mom and their family.

6. FLEXIBLE- Onkwehon:we Midwives have the ability to learn and adjust to reflect the

changing landscape in the field of Midwifery.

 

 

 

7. PRO-ACTIVE- Onkwehon:we Midwives work hard to ensure pro-active measures are taken to improve our services.

8. GUARDIANS- Onkwehon:we Midwives create and protect the sacred space in which each woman, in her uniqueness, be guardians.

9. SUPPORTIVE- Onkwehon:we Midwives support that Indigenous women have the inherent right to choose their caregivers and to be active decision makers in their health care.

10. HEALING- Onkweho:we Midwives draw from a rich tradition of language, Indigenous

knowledge, and cultural practice as they work with women to restore health to Aboriginal families and communities.

11. EDUCATION: Onkwehon:we Midwives education and practice respects diverse ways of knowing and learning, is responsive to Aboriginal women, families and communities and must be accessible to all who choose this pathway.

 

 

 

 

 

PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY:

Both or one of the parents must be of Indigenous Ancestry and be able to provide supporting evidence.

Samples of Supporting evidence:

-Band membership

-Tribal membership

-Nation Council of Chiefs Membership

-Other documentation supporting Indigenous Identity

-Geneological Family Tree

 

 

 

 

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

 

To revitalize our culture and strengthen our people through a modern Onkwehon:we midwifery practice by sharing Indigenous knowledge to ensure the safety of our babies and the well being

of our families.

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Onkwehon:we Midwives Collective

1-866-688-1019

891 Island Road

Akwesasne, ON

K6H5R7

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CODE OF ETHICS

  • CODE OF ETHICS ►

     

    1. Perform their duties conscientiously and according to the highest standards of personal integrity; support and work towards the stated aims and objectives of the Onkwehon:we Midwives Collective;

    2. Accept their responsibilities to the clients and public, and perform their duties in respect to the best interests of the Onkwehon:we Midwives;

    3. Insist that the condition of all programs and services given are in adherence to any laws of the community of Akwesasne;

    4. To endeavour to work co-operatively with other groups, organizations, or individuals to find solutions and support mutual concerns.

    5. Provide guidance and advice to all clients dealing with reproduction, birth, after care and/or various phases of a woman’s life;

    6. Provide a timely and efficient delivery mechanism to the client and their families when participating with Onkwehon:we Midwives;

     

891 Island Rd, Akwesasne, ON
Onkwehonwe Midwives collective
891 Island Rd, Akwesasne, ON
891 Island Rd, Akwesasne, ON
Onkwehonwe Midwives collective