NAWDIM – Native American Women’s Dialog on Infant Mortality
Working for infant and cultural survival
NAWDIM is a collective of Native care providers, community members, grandmas and our allies who provide advocacy, education and support for American Indian and Alaska Native infants, moms and families in Washington State.
Since 2001, NAWDIM has convened monthly. Our goal has been to educate ourselves and each other about the realities faced by our Native-child bearers, the data that reflects their journey to parenthood, and to be strategic in how we collaborate to improve practices, policies, and conditions for better birth outcomes.
In 2003, NAWDIM began to offer infant cradleboard workshops to expectant and new moms. In 2017, we began Honoring New Babies each year at the Daybreak Star powwow.
Health, Culture, Social Equity, Community Building
Established: January 2001
Joined Date: Founding Member