OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign up, Login or Learn more

Profile

Recent contributions

(2)

Contribution list

Recent comments

(1) View all

Hi Kate,

Thank you for the response and the link to the article. That's an interesting angle which I hadn't thought of. From what I know, I believe it is a problem that has spanned generations, stemming from implementation of a residential school system. Someone pointed me to Cindy Blackstock who is a big advocate for Aboriginal rights and sheds some light on the challenges faced here in Canada. Here she talks about the discrimination against aboriginal children in Canada ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahGQ0WBd0ng&t=362s )

The Mummy Monitor sounds like a fantastic idea and may well be one possible solution. I have a few connections which I am pursuing to hopefully gain some further insight into Aboriginal motherhood in Alberta - an executive involved in the Merck for Mothers Alberta program, an academic at the University of Alberta, a support member at the Terra Centre for teen mothers (they are one of the partners in the Pregnancy Pathways program) and I'm also hoping to speak to with a teen aboriginal mother through the Terra Centre.

Thanks again!