Shé:kon sewakwé:kon. Wa‘tkwanonhweraton! My name is Allison Lynn. My journey with Kenhtè:ke Midwives began when I knew that I was expecting my first child. I contacted Dorothy Green, Onkwehon:we Midwife, because I felt it was important to take care of my baby and myself in the ways of our people. As a first-time mother, I learned to trust my intuition and the strength of my own body through the journey of pregnancy and childbirth. I was able to experience birth of both my children in the way I felt was right – at our family home. These experiences gave me confidence and motivation to approach my new journey in motherhood.
My roots are in Kenhtè:ke, and my partner and I now raise our two children just outside Kenhtè:ke. I come to Kenhtè:ke Midwives with a background in education, the arts, and entrepreneurship. I completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts/Fine Arts from York University, and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. I also completed Foundation Studies at Ontario College of Art & Design. After I graduated, I owned and managed a website and graphic design business, and managed the accounting of my partner’s retail computer store.
I am passionate about learning, creating, and serving our community. I represent Kenhtè:ke on the Woodland Cultural Centre Board of Directors and was previously a member of the Kenhtè:ke Midwives Board of Directors. I am also learning about growing practices for sustainable food production in accordance with Rotinonhsyón:ni custom and tradition.
I am the Executive Director for Kenhtè:ke Midwives – Kontinenhanónhnha Tsi Tkahà:nayen. I am honoured to be supporting my community through my work with Kenhtè:ke Midwives. I am excited to be part of a team of strong, dynamic, dedicated people who are bringing birth back into the hands of our people, and I look forward to helping strengthen our families, communities and nation.