Thank you to everyone who joined us for ilhenaylhs chet s7elji 
Nourishing Our Ancestors’ Dreams:
2nd International Indigenous DOHaD Gathering

A four-minute short-report covering the Indigenous DOHaD Gathering and featuring reflections from participants.


Wednesday Aug 24 –
Friday Aug 26, 2022


Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue; The Roundhouse; and other locations in downtown Vancouver, BC Canada

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam)
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish)
səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)

Indigenous communities and community members from Canada joined us in Vancouver, BC as we shared and learned together about supporting Indigenous women, mothers, infants, parents, grandparents, and communities to ensure healthy pregnancies, healthy babies, and healthy futures for all Indigenous peoples.

ilhenaylhs chet s7elji (Nourishing Our Ancestors’ Dreams) is a gathering that brought together Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Holders, community members, parents, midwives & doulas, health & social services practitioners, and academic researchers to share what we are learning and doing to revitalize cultural teachings, practices and traditions, and establish new ways of supporting moms, babies and families in communities.

ilhenaylhs chet s7elji featured:

  • interactive and relational knowledge sharing sessions
  • presentations and teachings from Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Holders, academics, and community leaders
  • cultural supports for Elders, Knowledge Holders and community members
  • opportunities to learn about and experience cultural practices of the Host Nations: xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).

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