Friday, January 20, 2012

Ticicalli Yahualli Manifesto



TICICALLI'S MANIFESTO

Ticicalli, translated from the Nahuatl language of Mexico, means 'the healer's/midwife's house'.
We are a collective of Indigenous student midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, mothers and healers who study, educate, and support every aspect of women's reproductive health, which is directly related to the overall condition of our lives. Paying respect to our ancestors, community, and children, we will rebuild the foundation of complete well-being and ownership of our destiny as native women.

To date, we are focused on our education, along with the education of our community.  In practice, we hold circles, fundraisers and workshops to help inform our community about: reproductive justice; natural parenting; holistic childbearing; holistic approaches to female healing and gynecology; natural birth control; healthy partnership; and other issues affecting Indigenous women in our community.  Our direct services include: consultations; full-spectrum doula services; woman-centered healing; birth art and belly painting; and more.  

Our work is dedicated to our families, ancestors, and our future generations.