Indigenous Lactation Course

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Indigenous Lactation Course

A FREE 20 hour training on Indigenous lactation for health care providers that work with or serve Native families.

When and where

Date and time


Sanford Center 1111 Event Center Drive Northeast Bemidji, MN 56601

Map and directions

How to get there

About this event

The Indigenous Lactation training was created by Camie Jae Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC (Sisseton-Wahpeton). Camie and Kimberly Moore-Salas, IBCLC (Diné) are the instructors. This training is unique in that it centers how to support Indigenous families and provides health care providers with ways to serve Indigenous lactating families.

Who is this lactation training for?

Any health care provider that serves Native families.

Providers, Community Health Workers, Physicians, OB/GYNs, Midwives, Doulas, and anyone working on healthcare serving Native families. You do not have to self-identify as Indigenous to participate in this training.

*Working on obtaining CEUs for this lactation training

Training Dates September 28-30, 2022

Sanford Event Center, 1111 Event Center Dr NE, Bemidji, MN

9am-5pm CST

Breakfast, Lunch, and light snacks are provided

Agenda Outline

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

9am- 12pm

Welcome & Opening Prayer, Communication Skills & Historical trauma, Milk from Breast to baby

12pm - Lunch


Birth practices and breastfeeding

Thursday, September 29, 2022

9am- 12pm

Helping with breastfeeding, practices that assist in breastfeeding

12pm - Lunch


Milk Supply

Friday, September 30, 2022

8am- 12pm- Breast and Nipple concerns , If baby cannot feed at the breast

12pm - Lunch

1pm-5pm - Ongoing support for mothers

*Schedule subject to change

Mewinzha Ondaadiziike Wiigaming is a proud to sponsor and support this training. Mewinzha is an Anishinaabe-led non-profit centering Anishinaabe maternal child and family wellness. Visit the website for more information about Mewinzha's work at

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