Tikinagan: An Indigenous Parenting Practice Being Reclaimed

Tikinagan: An Indigenous Parenting Practice Being Reclaimed

The board and bow is to be made by the nohtawi (father) or the moshum (grandfather). The nihkawi (mother) is to make the covering. This provides a balance of kinship—everyone plays a part in ultimately providing security and comfort, and a space for observance and learning for the baby. This process alone shows the significant role that kinship plays within the lives of Indigenous peoples, because prior to the child coming physically into the world, teachings of kinship are being woven into the first place they will sleep.

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2 Documentaries Touching Reproductive Justice You Should Know About

2 Documentaries Touching Reproductive Justice You Should Know About

People are talking about the very real issues parents face in birth more and more these days. NPR wrote about it, Propublica wrote about it, Serena Williams spoke out about her experience, and BlackMamasMatterChanging Woman Initiative, all of us here with Everyday Birth Magazine, and countless others continue to strive to raise awareness and make a difference for so many. Now these two documentaries are coming soon, too.

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