November is Native American Heritage Month! Native American Heritage Month recognizes the histories and continuing invaluable contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people in the United States, celebrating the rich diversity in cultures, traditions, and languages, and focusing on how heritage intersects with health.
Breastfeed Durham believes that by working together to raise awareness of health disparities, we can all help move communities toward health equity.
Even with challenges presented by COViD-19, The Selu Mothering Project in Cherokee has been able to serve their community in a multifaceted role. Selu serves as a source of hope for the community families to reach out and have peer-based support. This project understands that “mothers are medicine”. The Selu Mother Project is a group of breastfeeding peer supporters and trained birth doulas. Funded by the NC Breastfeeding Coalition, they support Cherokee moms in their labor and breastfeeding journeys. Text SELU to 85511 for free breastfeeding and financial support. Funded by the NC Breastfeeding Coalition.
The US Breastfeeding Committee hosts the “Native American Heritage Month” webpage featuring a compilation of resources, tools, and materials from USBC and the field. Please submit additional resources for consideration by completing the online submission form.