Every year, NACM members gather for two days 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 Gathering 2019: Lighting the Eastern Fire
Halifax, NS (Kjipuktuk)
Wednesday, October 23rd
9am – 12pm Preconference session: Indigenous Midwifery Knowledge and Skills – Register here >>>
6pm – 7:30pm Ceremony and Welcoming by Grand Keptin of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council Andrew Denny
October 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th
Saturday, October 26th (NACM members only)
8am – 8pm NACM Gathering – Register here >>>
The 2019 Gathering Lighting the Eastern Fire will take place on Saturday, October 26th from 8am to 8pm in Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS) (exact venue to be determined). We encourage staying overnight until Sunday to extend time for visiting and sharing. There is no fee to attend the Gathering.
This year we will take time to look at supporting the growth and sustainability of Indigenous midwifery on the East Coast. We will also continue to focus on our vision for Indigenous midwifery education: Where there are services, there will be education.