OUR BELIEF AND OUR VISION
"Kilila" a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw word bestowed upon the Collective in ceremony in the Summer of 2020. A significant meaning translated to ”Butterfly"
Walking together, in birth and life. Birth is ceremony. Birth is connection. Birth is community. Birth is reclamation. At Kilila Birth Keeper Collective, we focus on the four sacred directions of whole body wellness: our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual selves. From conception, pregnancy, loss, miscarriage, abortion and birth- our birth keepers provide unbiased full spectrum support. We are an Indigenous based and allied birth support group of women supporting families within Indigenous communities & urban communities across the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland of Vancouver. We are members and in good standing with the Doula Services Association and are pre-approved to provide doula support for Indigenous families through the BCAAFC-Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program. Please connect if you are looking for culturally safe and full circle care.
*Video source: Northern Health BC**
"A sense of self, a sense of purpose; a sense of being, a sense of community; you learn that from the womb...the earliest stages of life encourage us to recognize our responsibilities for teaching, honoring, and integrating children into all parts of the community, and this process begins during pregnancy."