Uproot – Addressing colonialism – the greatest barrier to restoring birth
-Recorded on 2023-02-28
The National Council of Indigenous Midwives is hosting a Symposium! Join us to learn more about Addressing Colonialism – the greatest barrier to restoring birth.
Translation will be available in Inuktitut North Baffin as well as Inuktitut Nunavik.
For people who live in an area with unreliable internet connection or low bandwidth, please contact our Logistics Lead Alison Tassignon firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a mailed USB recording of the symposium if you find yourself unable to join on the day. A recording of the symposium will be available online for areas where internet quality allows for the viewing of videos.
12:00 – 12:15 pm ET: Opening with Elder Dr. Roberta Price
12:15-12:30 pm ET: Introduction to the symposium with Evelyn George
12:30 – 1:00 pm ET: Midwifery regulation with Claire Dion-Fletcher
1:00 – 1:30 pm ET: Hospital privileges with Melanie Mason
1:30 – 1:45 pm ET: Break/continued discussion
1:45 – 2:15 pm ET: Hidden policies with Karen Lawford
2:15 – 2:45 pm ET: Decolonial processes to bring birth back with Norma Rabbitskin, Chief Christine Longjohn, and Shirley Bighead
2:45 – 3:00 pm ET: Break/continued discussion
3:00 – 3:45 pm ET: Moving forward with Nathalie Pambrun, Carol Couchie and Evelyn George
3:45 – 4:00 pm ET: Closing with Elder Dr. Roberta Price
OUR HISTORY OF BIRTH >>>
Grand Treaty 3 Elder Katherine Fobister discusses birth history in her community.
1:46 | 2014
THE PATH TO MIDWIFERY >>>
NCIM members Evelyn Harney, Nathalie Pambrun and Joyce Leaf share their journey in becoming midwives.
4:26 | 2014
BRINGING BIRTH BACK TO THE COMMUNITY >>>
Aboriginal Midwife and Elder Darlene Birch discusses the process of bringing birth back to the community of Norway House in northern Manitoba.
3:22 | 2014
BUILDING CAPACITY IN ALL COMMUNITIES >>>
Tiffany Adams, a Registered Nurse in Fond‑du‑Lac, Saskatchewan, discusses how having the capacity to provide birth services in rural and remote communities could be safer for both the families and the caregivers involved.
2:52 | 2014
BIRTH: PAST AND PRESENT >>>
NCIM was invited into five communities across Canada to speak about birth, past and present, the return of birth and what that would mean to Aboriginal cultures, health, and nationhood.
7:42 | 2013
RETURN OF BIRTH >>>
NCIM members speak with Indigenous communities about bringing birth back.
7:21 | 2013
ABORIGINAL MIDWIFERY >>>
Indigenous midwives speak about the tradition of midwifery and the role of Indigenous midwives today.
6:01 | 2012
ABORIGINAL MIDWIFERY EDUCATION >>>
Indigenous midwives speak about the paths they took to midwifery.
4:15 | 2012
SPIRIT OF BIRTH >>>
The restoration of Indigenous birth practices through the work of SGMT and the Toronto Birth Centre.
11:49 | 2016
Produced by: MAAIINGAN Productions and Frog Girl Films
Directed by: Rebeka Tabobondung