Reclaiming Childbirth: The Inuulitsivik Aboriginal Midwifery Program

Patrick Bidulka, Rosemary Chuang, Ramla Barise, Min Gi Cho, Kedar Mate Abstract: The Inuulitsivik Midwifery Program was created in response to the inefficient evacuation policy implemented by the Government of Canada in the 1950s. Under this evacuation program, pregnant women from the Nunavik region would be sent to deliver in southern Canadian hospitals, in an […]

Dietary Structure and Relative Health in Inuit Communities

Abstract: Nutrition is an important contributor to an individual’s health. Over the past 50 years, there has been a considerable shift in the diet of indigenous communities, from one which is highly dependent on hunted and gathered food to one that is more reliant on commercial foods. This paper examines the so-called “dietary transition” and the manner in which it has […]

Bringing Birth Home: An Analysis of Inuit Birthing Practices and Policies

Bringing Birth Home: An Analysis of Inuit Birthing Practices and Policies Talia Bronstein Inuit birthing practices changed dramatically following first contact with European colonialists in the 16th century. Since then, the Canadian government has played a large role in determining what birthing practices are or are not appropriate and available to Inuit communities. In turn, […]