Infant Safe Sleep - ITCMI

Infant Safe Sleep


Welcome to our Infant Safe Sleep Resource Site.  We have a number of resources to help parents, providers, and tribal home visitors to follow safe sleep guidelines.  This website is intended to be a resource guide for our tribal community to honor our newborn babies and prevent sudden unexpected infant deaths. Explore the links above to learn more about what you can do to be sure every baby reaches their first birthday.

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan would further like to respectfully acknowledge valuable contributions, collaboration, and support of our many partners in the development of these resources, including our fellow Indigenous wisdom-keepers, graphic artists, media specialists, Federally Recognized Tribes, partner agencies, and grant funders you see throughout this page.

Explore the resources below to learn more about what you can do to be sure every baby reaches their first birthday.


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Additional Resources

We would like to acknowledge the work and dedication of the Michigan Public Health Institute in continuing to support our work around Infant Safe Sleep for their work in mining data, analyzing and synthesizing the data into this valuable brief.

The following four documents are information sheets referred to as, “Indigenous Infant Safe Sleep Series.” It is our intention to support Indigenous families and providers with information that promotes safe sleep for all babies while also supporting the different ways we carry and nurture our children’s development. 
It should be noted, that cradleboard styles and designs vary greatly across tribes and communities. We invite anyone who would like to know more to please seek out others in your local tribe or community for more information. 
Furthermore, we would like acknowledge our project partner, Wisdom-Keeper, and Indigenous Doula/Trainer, Raeanne Madison (MPH, Bois Forte Band Ojibwe Crane Clan).
Additional acknowledgement goes to Mexican Indigenous Artist living and working in Anishinaabe Territory, Celeste Contreras, for her beautiful mom and cradleboard design.