Nicolle Gonzales, a Navajo nurse midwife and the founder and executive director of Changing Woman Initiative, poses for a photo at an indigenous doula training in Window Rock, Arizona, on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. She believes it’s important to have a safe space for Native women to talk about the health problems they face. “The things that women experience, we don’t always talk about,” she said. “For me, holding a space and creating a space allows women to have those conversations, but also to heal and to build collaboration and support beyond this training.” (Photo by Delia Johnson/Cronkite News)
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As the sun begins to set on a blustery fall day, the rugged buttes of Navajoland glow red in the soft light and swift gusts spiral dust through the air.