She:kon, my name is Iekonsiio Brant. I am very grateful to be part of the team the Kenhtè:ke Midwives, Kontinenhanónhnha Tsi Tkahà:nayen. I am Kanyen’kéha-Mohawk born, raised and grew up in the small Mohawk Community of Kenhtè:ke -Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
I am currently at Moira Secondary School finishing my grade 12 OSGD Program. I was gifted my daughter during my second year of High School, and I am now in my fourth year at Moira.
My journey to becoming a Traditional Doula/ Auntie all began when I gave birth to my own child. It changed me greatly as a woman, and opened my eyes to a worldview I didn’t have or understand before she arrived.
One of my special skills/gifts are being patient and caring when it’s needed the most. My interests are spending time outdoors in nature, amateur photography, and finding new information/knowledge.
What I love most is spending time, and taking care of my family. I believe in the Traditional Midwifery Model of Care and the empowerment that women can experience when given the choice to birth in the way that is right for them.