Indigenous Families

This page has been developed by the MABC’s Indigenous Lead and Committee for Indigenous Birthing.

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Welcome. We created this page because we know midwifery means something a little different in our communities. Our history, when it comes to midwives, is different too. Many of us have grandmothers who were, or are, midwives. We know this is the way of our traditions in birthing. Though many of our communities have not had midwives for many years we know that bringing birth back has deep meaning.

This section is a space for learning and sharing so we can build strong, happy, and healthy communities in a way that reclaims midwifery as a tradition.

We aim to:

  • support BC’s Indigenous midwives in their work;
  • nurture aspiring midwives on their learning pathway; and
  • do what we can to help Indigenous people and communities access the care of midwives.

We also feel it’s important to guide non-Indigenous midwives and students as they journey to become more culturally safe care providers.

So what brought you here?

If you have questions, please contact the MABC

Learn more about the Indigenous Midwives Advisory Council (IMAC)






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