Topic: Beyond the ABCs: Inclusive Infant Safe Sleep Education for Indigenous Families
Presenter: Raeanne Madison, MPH Member, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians Indigenous Mother, Full Spectrum Doula, and Educator
Description: Public health campaigns typically focus on the ABCs of infant safe sleep: alone, on your back, in a crib. For many Indigenous families, this messaging may be confusing or create feelings of conflict with traditional parenting practices. In this webinar, we will explore how infant safe sleep practices are supported by traditional Indigenous parenting practices such as skin-to-skin contact, baby carrying, and cradleboards. Participants will be encouraged to think beyond the ABCs of infant safe sleep to honor and recognize the inherent wisdom of traditional safe sleep practices amongst Indigenous peoples.