Nora Cedarwind Young

Nora Cedarwind Young

"A good death is an extraordinary, moving and sacred experience. It can also have a healing quality, not only for the person who is involved in the dying but their families, friends and the wider community"

-Nora Cedarwind Young, Foremother of the Death Midwife Movement

In memoriam: 1958-2019


"I have been interested in how to effectively help my community through the process of dying for several years. The Death Midwifery Course that Angie Buchanan teaches pulled together so much valuable information that would have taken me a very long time to try and find on my own. I highly recommend this program, it is a life changer."

- Susan Curewitz Arthen, Minister, Certified Death Midwife -Massachusetts


"We asked Angie to come share her training with our Christian Women's Fellowship group. It was a profound, eyeopening and heartfelt experience. We have been empowered to offer our community an invaluable service. It takes a village, and Angie knows how to build one."

Pastor Stacy Ann Coombs - Florida


"What a great weekend! I came home and felt energized, and exhausted, and inspired. I feel blessed to have met Angie, and to have spent the weekend with such interesting and dynamic people, each with their unique viewpoints and talents, and all working on a common goal.”

— Susan Coffey, Massage Therapist, Certified Death Midwife - Colorado


"I am struck by what a moving experience your introduction to the world of Death Midwives was. This stands out as something that has already made a huge impact on my life, shaping the conversations and approach I can bring to both my work and my personal relationships."

- Sarah Hemphill, LSW, Certified Death Midwife - Illinois



Press, interviews, Media & Testimonials

Death Midwifery

An Interview with Iowa Public Radio May 2018

Death and the Afterlife

A Podcast with Soul Doctor April 2018

A Frank Look at Mortality with ‘Death Cafes’ and ‘Death Midwives’      

Chronicle Media June 2017


I'm A Newly Certified Death Midwife  

Amoretmortem April 2016


Death Cafe     

December 2013


Voices of the Sacred Feminine

A Podcast with Karen Tate July 2014