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Cultural Transformation of Maternal Health Programs and Models – Training Indigenous Lactation Counselors
Participants will have a better understanding of what it means to culturally adapt/transform training and program models for diverse communities as well as how to best support this work. They will be able to describe a community-led model of expanding breastfeeding support and certification in Native American and Indigenous communities.
About the presenters
Camie Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC (Sisseton-Wahpeton tribe)
Camie specializes in the affects of complex intergenerational trauma on attachment, bonding and the parenting practices of Native families. She is the founder of the Native American Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington. She is also a founding mother of the National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color. She is a national leader on topics of racial equity and first food justice.
Kimberly Moore Sales (Navajo Diné)
Kim is born for Naakaii Diné (Mexican People) and from Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak People) clans. Born in Tuba City, maternally from Tolani Lake, AZ located in the southwestern area of the Navajo Nation.
Kim has been an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant over 10 years of experience in peer-counseling, clinical and educational lactation. Kim’s work has been inclusive of tribal and culturally diverse communities serving the needs of prenatal, newborns, and post-partum mothers and families. She is a Co-Instructor for the Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor training course providing cultural breastfeeding and clinical education to those that can serve their community throughout Turtle Island. She also has independently work with Changing Woman Initiative assisting families with breastfeeding support out of New Mexico. They are free access birth center serving Indigenous women to reproductive wellness. She just completed her second term on the United States Breastfeeding Committee Board of Directors. Kim recently established her own small business, Indigenous Breastfeeding Az, dba. Providing lactation support, community building and collaboration.