Aunties on The Road
Aunties on the Road provides full-spectrum doula support to Indigenous youth (12-30) living on traditional Algonquin and Mohawk territories in Eastern Ontario. Building on the traditional role of aunties in Indigenous communities, Indigenous doulas centre traditional and spiritual practices and beliefs associated the full-spectrum of pregnancy experiences, including abortion, adoption, surrogacy, miscarriage and stillbirth, as well as puberty and menstruation, in providing emotional, physical and spiritual support to Indigenous youth. Recognizing that Indigenous youth face multiple levels of oppression in accessing care associated with sexual and reproductive health, doulas also act as powerful advocates and allies, to ensure the rights and wishes of Indigenous youth are respected and honoured in these systems. Aunties on the Road is an Indigenous youth run organization, operating out of Minwaashin Lodge: Indigenous Women’s Support Centre.