PI: Brenda Green PhD
4-Year CIHR Project Research Grant $512,552
Our Takohpinawasowin is intended to provide a culturally safe, place-based supportive environment where community members can story and re-story their experience and understanding of birth and child rearing practices. In this way, Takohpinawasowin invites the community of Touchwood Agency Tribal Council (TATC) to experience a renewed relationship with the land, build community capacity for traditional family bonding and reflect on the strength of their customary practices. It is through these ceremonies that life is bound to land and people to each other. Collectively, Takohpinawasowin means
wrapping around to support each other where life-giving and child rearing is a community responsibility and wholistic activity.
Purpose and Objectives: The literature supports the overall research goal of exploring how traditional birthing lessons and child rearing practices can support and enhance culture cohesiveness in the community.
Our objectives are to: