Indigenous Stories

Women at the heart and soul of PWRDF’s work

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Matthew Sawatzky photo

In honour of International Women’s Day, Thursday, March 8, PWRDF has assembled a collection of stories from the last year that celebrate the women we […]

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From surviving to thriving: How investing in Guatemalan women continues to reap dividends

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Mirsa Godoy

Jeannethe Lara is a Development Program Coordinator for PWRDF. Mirsa Araceli Chinchilla Godoy was born in Josefinos, Guatemala in 1981. Just three months later as […]

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Protecting the right to a cultural birth

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Indigenous midwives from Canada, Peru and Mexico gather in Toronto at the International Congress of Midwives.

In the remote Inuit community of Puvirnituq, Quebec, women in their 37th week of pregnancy used to have to fly to either Montreal or Moose Factory […]

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PWRDF monitoring recovery efforts in Mexico

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Traditional midwives provide regular pre-natal check-ups to their patients, provide advice, and- when necessary- refer high-risk cases to the local hospital.

Updated on October 19, 2017 On the anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that devastated Mexico City, the city again is reeling from a 7.1 magnitude […]

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PWRDF Indigenous Community Development Coordinator visits UNB

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Dr. José Zárate and Bishop David Edwards chat during the World Water Day ceremony at St. Mary’s First Nation in Fredericton.

This story was originally posted on Diocese of Fredericton enews and is reposted here with permission. Ready to board his flight back to Toronto, Dr. […]

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The Women of Mankayan

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Women at the Mankayan barricade. Photo: CPA

In the mountains of Luzon, Philippines, near the community of Mankayan there is a barricade.  For over four years, this barricade has been watched over, […]

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