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)
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 >>>
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.