January 2017

MIDI Doula Training

Training occurred over two days at Camp Manitou and five days at the Birth Centre. Training topics included:

  • Traditional Indigenous rites of passage, ceremonies, and teachings
  • Standard doula training
  • Pre- and post-colonization training

December 2016

Call for Applications

Doula graphicWinnipeg Boldness and MIDI released an open call for applications to take the training. Twelve applicants were selected for the training.

May 10, 2016

Forming a Partnership

MIDI, Winnipeg Boldness, Nanaandawewigamig: First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM), and Mount Carmel Clinic signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the vision of MIDI. The supports provided by the partners included:Funding and administrative supports:

  • Help in navigating relationships in the healthcare system
  • Program evaluation
  • Developing a curriculum for Indigenous doulas

2013 – 2016

Building a Vision

The Manitoba Indigenous Doula Initiative (MIDI) conducted conversations with Indigenous Grandmothers and other members of the community between 2013 and 2016.