Every year, NACM members gather to connect, share about our work and communities, learn, and plan for the future of Indigenous midwifery in Canada.

It is an opportunity to support each other and the important work of Indigenous midwives to bring birth back to our communities. This usually takes place in the Fall, after the Canadian Association of Midwives conference.

NACM Participation at the CAM Conference

October 23‑25, 2019
Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, NS (Kjipuktuk)


Wednesday, October 23
9am‑12pm Preconference session

A Workshop for Allies and Educators:
Indigenous Midwifery Knowledge and Skills

This workshop is open to all. The content will be specifically focused on sharing about Indigenous Midwifery with allied midwives and conference delegates. Register here >>>

October 23 & 24 (Open to all) 
Sunrise Ceremony

Thursday, October 24 (NACM members only)
Workshop: Navigating Child-Family Welfare Services

Friday, October 25 (NACM members only)
Workshop: Diversifying Paths to Education: Listening to our Students
Register here >>>

NACM Gathering 2019 Promo Flyer

The 2019 Gathering Lighting the Eastern Fire took place on Saturday, October 26 from 8am to 8pm in Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS) at the Westin Nova Scotian and the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre.

This year we took time to look at supporting the growth and sustainability of Indigenous midwifery on the East Coast. We also continued to focus on our vision for Indigenous midwifery education: Where there are services, there will be education.

More detailed report-back coming soon.

NACM leaders Nathalie Pambrun, Ellen Blais and Carol Couchie pose with CAM President Katrina Kilroy, CAM Executive Director Tonia Occhionero and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau (third from left), after her presentation at the 2018 CAM Conference in Gatineau, Quebec.
Group photo of NACM members at 2018 Gathering in Kitigan Zibi
Members discussing NACM’s vision for Indigenous midwifery education at 2018 Gathering in Kitigan Zibi.
NACM members by the fire at the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Cultural Centre
NACM members outside Mungo Martin House during 2016 Gathering
NACM members gather at the fire site in Esquimalt during the 2016 Gathering
NACM leader Kerry Bebee works on NACM organizational diagram at 2014 Gathering in Saskatoon.
NACM members at 2015 Gathering in Kahnawake