Dorothy Green – “ Yontkéhtats” She carries a Bundle.
Mohawk Nation, Wolf Clan of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
Dorothy is an Onkwehón:we Yewirókwas (midwife) mother of 3 and a Totah of 13 and Great-Totah of 1! She is a graduate of Tsi Non:we Ionnakeratstha Ona:grahsta’,
“The birthing place, The place they will be born”
Six Nation’s Maternal & Child Centre’s, Aboriginal Midwifery Programme.
In May 2012, with one full time Onkwehón:we midwife, an Apprentice Midwife and a Birth Attendant, Kenhté:ke Midwives, Kontinenhanónhnha Tsi Tkahà:nayen, “They are protecting the seeds at the Bay of Quinte” opened it’s doors to provide culturally competent care to Indigenous families living on-reserve, in urban and rural communities
Located at Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, birthplace of the Peacemaker, Kenhté:ke Midwives has operated for over six years with limited funding and access to resources. With the recent announcement of MOHLTC funding we continue to provide culturally appropriate care that sustains our way of life by birthing our children in the hands of our own people, on our land, using our language, traditions, culture and traditional medicines. It is our responsibility to ensure the protection and safety of our children and well-being of our families.