NACM is made up of a diverse group of Indigenous midwives, including practicing and retired midwives, Elder midwives, and midwifery students from all regions of Canada, representing First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.

Our members are midwives

who self-identify as Indigenous and are recognized as midwives by the community in Canada they are serving/ed, or by a Canadian midwifery regulatory body, or are eligible to be recognized by a Canadian midwifery regulatory body, to provide primary care and management of pregnancy, birth and postpartum care.

Midwives from Nunavik, Québec

Indigenous Student Midwives

are self-identified Indigenous midwifery students who self-identify as Indigenous, training to provide primary care and management of pregnancy, birth and post‑partum care in a community‑based education program, an apprenticeship training confirmed by recognized midwife teacher, or a university‑based education program.

Melissa Brown, KOBP graduate in Winnipeg, Manitoba


To become a member or to renew your membership, please fill in this form >>>

You can now pay your membership fee online by credit card, or send a cheque addressed to the Canadian Association of Midwives.

  • Become part of the voice of Indigenous midwifery in Canada
  • Shape the growth of Indigenous midwifery
  • Learn from other Indigenous midwives
  • Build personal leadership skills and knowledge
  • Engage with various Indigenous communities
  • Participate in annual gathering
  • Opportunity to serve on the core leadership
  • Opportunity to serve on NACM committees
  • Opportunity to participate in NACM projects
  • Participate in decision‑making
  • Membership in CAM


NACM is committed to growing Indigenous midwifery and is therefore happy to provide information and resources to aspiring Indigenous midwives, individuals and organizations involved in Indigenous birth work, and Indigenous midwives from jurisdictions other than Canada. If you or your organization are interested in being an ally to NACM and to Indigenous communities more broadly, we encourage you to become a supportive member.


  • Act of reconciliation and allyship
  • Promote the growth of Indigenous midwifery
  • Contribute to the improvement of reproductive and child health in Indigenous communities
  • Receive NACM newsletter