Indigenous midwifery – A protective force against racism in the health system
Montreal, QC, January 27, 2021 – On October 16, 2020, the Federal Government convened an urgent meeting to address racism experienced by Indigenous Peoples in Canada’s Healthcare System. This meeting was held in response to the tragic death of Joyce Echaquan whose traumatic death has galvanized the country to respond to systemic racism in our health care systems. Read full press release >
“As more Aboriginal women enter the field of midwifery and are able to grow in their practice and experience, they are going to awaken and become alive to this incredible dimension of knowledge, power and intelligence that will heal our generations.”
— Katsi Cook
Immunization can be a complex topic but midwifery clients have expressed their desire for and trust in midwives to facilitate nuanced, evidence-based, and respectful discussions around immunization. We have therefore strived to create materials that are balanced, respectful, and helpful.