Jackie Tompalski has signed on to go without sleep and to keep unpredictable hours.

She’s one of the “Aunties on the Road”. The “Aunties” are full spectrum doulas who work with young people who are Indigenous.

They provide culturally appropriate care and, in the process, are helping new generations reclaim their identities.


Produced by Rafka Abou-Khalil and Nehaa Bimal

Special thanks to Jaclyn Tompalski, Tagwanibisan Armitage-Smith, Aunties on the Road

Additional photos courtesy of Tagwanibisan Armitage-Smith


Les-ly by Mini Vandals, from YouTube Audio Library