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Indigenous midwifery, cornerstone to reconciliation

By Claire Dion Fletcher      

Midwives were once—and can continue to be—a cornerstone of every Indigenous community, holding an essential and deeply respected role in health and wellness.

Indigenous midwives help address the intergenerational trauma that is experienced through systemic racism. Photograph courtesy of Unsplash

Canada’s commitment to reconciliation should literally start at birth by making a significant investment in Indigenous midwifery.

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