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Carol Couchie

MANA18 Speaker

Biography

Carol Couchie is a Nishnawbe kwe, member of Nippising First Nation near North Bay, Ontario. She works with her daughter Rachel Dennis who is also a midwife. Their practice, called K’Tigaaning Midwives, is named after their community in Nippising located just outside North Bay in Powassan, Ontario. Carol is the co-chair of the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM) and is a strong advocate of re-establishing Indigenous midwifery and repatriating birth to Indigenous communities particularly in rural and remote areas. She has been the past chair and co-chair of the Aboriginal Women’s Health Committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). She co-authored recommendations in the Journal of the Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada on returning birth to rural and remote Indigenous communities and recommendations for rural and remote maternity care in Canada.  Carol graduated from the Ryerson Midwifery Education program in 1998 and has provided care in rural and remote areas in the Northern regions of Manitoba and Quebec.

All sessions by this speaker

2018-10-12 11:00:00

North American Community of Midwives

2018-10-11 20:00:00

Conference Opening Ceremony


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