The National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM) is a professional organization for Aboriginal midwives across Canada. It is a council that has a vision to see Aboriginal midwives working in every Aboriginal community.
In their own words:
The NACM exists to promote excellence in reproductive health care for Inuit, First Nations, and Metis women. We advocate for the restoration of midwifery education, the provision of midwifery services, and choice of birthplace for all Aboriginal communities, consistent with the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. As active members of the Canadian Association of Midwives, we represent the professional development and practice needs of Aboriginal midwives to the responsible health authorities in Canada and the global community.
Visit the Council’s website here.
The Midwives Association Committee for Indigenous Birthing is focused entirely on supporting BC’s:
Our committee has engaged in activities with:
The aim is to build midwifery as a career pathway in our communities and to increase the number of our communities that are served by midwives.
If you’d like to learn more about the work of the Midwives Association Committee for Indigenous Birthing, please contact the Indigenous Lead at .