Our Mission

The National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM) exists to promote excellence in reproductive health care for Inuit, First Nations, and Metis women. We advocate for the restoration of midwifery education, the provision of midwifery services, and choice of birthplace for all Aboriginal communities, consistent with the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. As active members of the Canadian Association of Midwives, we represent the professional development and practice needs of Aboriginal midwives to the responsible health authorities in Canada and the global community.

NACM Members Gathering 2016

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 10:45
2016-10-28 18:00

To all NACM Student and Midwife Members, please join us for the annual Gathering in Victoria, BC.

Dear NACM Members,

You are invited to join together for the 11th annual Gathering of Aboriginal midwives and student midwives! NACM's annual Gathering is a time for being together, sharing and learning. We gain energy and support for the important work we are all doing to bring birth back to community.

Events will be held at the Esquimalt Nation Bighouse, the Songhees Wellness Centre (tentative) and the Empress Hotel.

Registration form

Latest news

NACM is proud to present its latest publication, based on new research about how Aboriginal midwives are serving our communities. The report contains a map of where midwives and NACM members are located across Canada, case studies of three practices serving Aboriginal families, challenges and strengths of Aboriginal midwifery practices, and policy recommendations. Click on the link below to download.

Event

Friday, October 28th, 2016 to Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Dear NACM Members,

You are invited to join together for the 11th annual Gathering of Aboriginal midwives and student midwives! NACM's annual Gathering is a time for being together, sharing and learning. We gain energy and support for the important work we are all doing to bring birth back to community.

Events will be held at the Esquimalt Nation Bighouse, the Songhees Wellness Centre (tentative) and the Empress Hotel.

Registration form

Birth story

Available free of charge for Aboriginal midwifery students. Order your copy today by contacting nacm@canadianmidwives.org