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Ahna Red Fox

Shinnecock Nation

*Founder & Owner of Wuttahminneoh Birth Work

*Full Spectrum Indigenous Birth Worker

*Executive Director of East End Birth Network,  INC.

*Indigenous Representative of Suffolk County Maternal Morbidity & Mortality Task Force

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Ahna Red Fox

was born, raised and currently lives on Shinnecock Territory in Eastern Long Island, New York. After graduating Southampton High School in 2014, she attended Cazenovia College for a year and a half, majoring in Inclusive Early Childhood Education. In Winter 2015, she returned home to give birth to her son and serve as an activist, advocate, and mentor for Shinnecock Youth.

Ahna is a Full Spectrum Indigenous Birth Worker [doula] by way of Zaagi'idiwin, an Indigenous midwife and doula led organization based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After crowdfunding to attend this 40 hour training in 2019, Ahna returned back to her homelands and founded Wuttahminneoh Birth Work. She was inspired by her personal birth trauma, deciding to make a change within her respective community. More importantly she hopes to be the changemaker for BIPOC seeking education, resources, support, and guidance during such a sacred time in their lives.

She believes in accessibility and care for all people.

Ahna currently serves as the Executive Director of East End Birth Network INC. and Indigenous Doula Representative on the Suffolk County Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Task Force. She's also been featured in various news articles, interviews, and podcasts.

Her biggest goal is to open the FIRST Indigenous Birth Center on Long Island.

Red Fox's Mission

is to ensure that all women, but most importantly, Indigenous and Women of Color, have their voices heard throughout their sacred time of creating life.

Because having access to a Birth Worker is an experience that I wish I was able to have while I went through my Pregnancy, partnerless.

 

Now that I feel like I found my space and a way to contribute inside and outside of Shinnecock: ​
 

Because having access to a Birth Worker is an experience that I wish I was able to have while I went through my Pregnancy, partnerless.

Someday I hope to see an Indigenous Birthing Center with Shinnecock (+ other Indigenous) Midwives and doulas, here on our original territory. It's purpose would be to cater to the overall health and wellness of our Indigenous Women, Children and Families, while reviving our Algonquian Birth Stories and Traditions.

For now though, this is how I can begin personally contributing to the change of the  future.

The Journey

featuring photographs from 2019 to 2023

Birth Work Journey

December 2019

January 2019

March 2019

May 2019

Applied to Zaagi'idiwin Full Spectrum Indigenous Doula training.

Got accepted into Zaagi'idiwin Full Spectrum Indigenous Doula training hosted in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Crowd-fundraised $2,500 for travel and training expenses. Attended 40 hour training.

Founded Wuttahminneoh Birth Work

Attended FIRST birth as a Full Spectrum Indigenous Birth Worker 

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