This event is open to all Aboriginal midwives and Aboriginal midwifery students. We look forward to seeing you there!
Aboriginal communities across Canada have always had midwives. It has only been in the last hundred years that this practice has been taken away from our communities. This occurred for a number of reasons, including colonization and changes in the health care system in Canada. As a result of losing midwifery, many rural and remote Aboriginal communities are currently required to deliver their babies and access care outside of their communities. Despite these changes, there are still some Aboriginal midwives practicing in a variety of settings across Canada. The vision of these midwives is to one day see “An Aboriginal midwife working in every Aboriginal community”.
- Full membership is issued to First Nations, Inuit, Inuvialuit or Métis midwives and student midwives. Full members can participate in the annual Gathering and they are voting members. They can also be part of the NACM leadership and be involved in committees. Through their membership in NACM, they are members of the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM).