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Congressional briefing On Native Women and Maternal Health

Date: Feb 12, 2019 12:00:00

CB on Native Women Health USHRNThe Center for Reproductive Rights and the US Human Rights Network in cooperation with Representative Deb Haaland invite you to a Congressional Briefing on Native Women and Maternal health. 

The United States has the highest maternal mortality ratio of all the world’s wealthy countries, an issue that has garnered significant attention from members of Congress. Native women are disproportionately impacted by the human rights crisis in U.S. maternal health, yet the needs of Native women have not been adequately addressed.

Join us for a briefing with indigenous women leaders who will share their perspectives on the policy changes that are needed to improve maternal health and related reproductive rights issues in their communities, including addressing the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women, barriers to accessing health care, and funding for community-centered healing solutions.


- Enedina Banks, Cofounder of Matriarch, Breastfeeding Advocate

- Melissa Rose, Midwife at Changing Woman Initiative

- Lauren van Schilfgaarde, Attorney at Tribal Law and Policy Institute

- Sarah Adams-Cornell, Co-founder of Matriarch

Opening Remarks: Jacoby Altscher, Federal Policy Counsel at Center for Reproductive Rights

Moderator: Dr. Rosalee Gonzalez, Executive Director of US Human Rights Network

12 Feb. 2019: Congressional briefing On Native Women and Maternal Health (Download Flyer) 

Report of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice on its mission to the United States of America, 4 August 2016