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 Promo Flyer
NACM members outside Mungo Martin House during 2016 Gathering
NACM members gather at the fire site in Esquimalt during the 2016 Gathering
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
Group photo of NACM members at 2018 Gathering in Kitigan Zibi

NACM Gathering 2019: Lighting the Eastern Fire

Halifax, NS (Kjipuktuk)

Join us:

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

Sunrise Ceremony

Friday, October 25th (NACM members only)

12pm – 1:30pm Workshop – Diversifying Paths to Education: Listening to our Students. Register here >>>

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.

Please register now!

NACM leader Kerry Bebee works on NACM organizational diagram at 2014 Gathering in Saskatoon.
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.
NACM members at 2015 Gathering in Kahnawake