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Call for Interest The National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM) is inviting applications for their Campaign to Protect the Future of Aboriginal Communities: Promoting the Profession and the Practice of Aboriginal Midwifery

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Submission Deadline: January 20th, 2012 Notification of Acceptance: February 15th, 2012 Is your community interested in finding out more about Aboriginal midwifery? Is your community in the process of accessing midwifery services? This Call for Interest is for Aboriginal communities … Continue reading

Midwifery Centres Map

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LEGEND Midwifery Clinics with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Midwives AND Midwifery Clinics located in or near First Nations and Métis communities Aboriginal Midwifery Education Programs National Aboriginal Council of Midwives General Midwifery Practices Midwifery Education Programs Provincial, Territorial and … Continue reading

Independent Report on Midwifery in Nova Scotia Released

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An independent report on midwifery released, Aug. 10, will help ensure Nova Scotia mothers and their families get the best possible maternity care. Four leading Canadian experts in midwifery and maternity care assessed the introduction of regulated midwives into the … Continue reading

Midwifery Publications

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NAHO Celebrating Birth Invitational Gathering on North American Indigenous Birthing and Midwifery Midwifery and Aboriginal Midwifery in Canada Aboriginal Women and Girls’ Health Roundtable: Final Report Appendix D – Returning Safe Birth Closer to Communities: The policy journey over the … Continue reading


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Introduction Traditional Aboriginal birthing practices are as diverse as the number of Aboriginal nations. However, all nations generally believe that being born is a sacred event – it is the entrance of a new spirit into the world. In all … Continue reading


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Birthing Through First Nations Midwifery Care FNC 2009 Celebrating Birth: Exploring the Role of Social Support in Labour and Delivery for First Nations Women and Families FNC 2009 Celebrating Birth: Aboriginal Midwifery in Canada NAHO 2009 The Cascade of Normal: … Continue reading

Health Research Non-Profit, the Canadian Cochrane Centre, and NAHO Sign Agreement to Improve Aboriginal Peoples’ Health

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Ottawa, Canada (Jan. 31, 2012) — The Canadian Cochrane Centre (CCC) and the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) have signed a collaborative agreement to work together to positively impact the health and well-being of Aboriginal Peoples. The CCC will work … Continue reading

Maternal Health

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I am Inuk. Watch Me Grow (Colouring Book) IT, 2010 Transcript of TV show, “Birth, A Joyous Community Event” (Document) IT, 2010 Métis Centre, Métis Maternal and Child Health: A Discussion Paper (2010) Pregnant, or Planning to Be? (Fact Sheet) … Continue reading

NAHO responds to CBC’s claims of no federal funding for Aboriginal health research

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Ottawa (August 31, 2011) – In response to the article, “Aboriginal needs ignored in Ottawa research”, published on the CBC’s news web site on Wednesday August 31st, it should be noted that the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) receives annual … Continue reading

International Day of the Midwife: May 5

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On May 5th, 2011, NAHO joins midwives across Canada to mark the International Day of the Midwife. Five km walks have been organized in over 30 communities across Canada and in countries around the world to raise awareness and funds to tackle global inequalities in maternal and newborn health. Continue reading

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