Project: Weaving Many Voices for Cultural and Community Wellness

Changing Woman Initiative

The Changing Woman Initiative is a Native American–centered women’s health collective focused on developing a culturally centered birth center. Our mission in doing this, is to renew cultural birth knowledge to empower and reclaim indigenous sovereignty of women’s medicine and life way teachings to promote reproductive wellness, healing through holistic approaches and to strengthen women’s bonds with family and community. The goal of this community engagement project is to create founding principles through an indigenous frame-work to guide our planning process.