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Midwifery and Aboriginal midwifery in Canada  
http://www.naho.ca/english/pdf/aboriginal_midwifery.pdf
Discusses midwifery in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities, and presents emerging models of community-based care, based on Aboriginal midwifery. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Evaluation of the birthing project in Rankin Inlet, N.W.T.
Evaluates a midwifery operated birthing centre in the Northwest Territories.
Published: 1996
Childbirth.org  
http://www.childbirth.org/
Provides comprehensive listing of articles and fact sheets on all aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, and having a midwife or doula attended birth, written by midwives, doulas, nurses and other health care professionals. (See Details)
Published: 1994-2001
Bringing birth back to the community: midwifery in the Inuit villages of Nunavik  
http://www.naho.ca/inuit/midwifery/documents/2005-07NunavikICMkeynotefinal.pdf
Discusses the midwifery-led interdisciplinary model of maternity care in Nunavik, in response to concerns about the policy of evacuating all pregnant women to southern hospitals to give birth. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Midwives model of care  
http://www.cfmidwifery.org/mmoc/
Based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. Provides a comprehensive information centre about the model of care, for both professionals and parents. (See Details)
Published: 1996-2005
Bibliography of evaluation studies relating to Inuit midwifery  
http://www.naho.ca/inuit/midwifery/documents/2005-05EvalstudiesonMidwiferyfinal.pdf
Provides a bibliography of evaluation studies relating to Inuit midwifery, as well as research studies relating to birth and perinatal care in Northern communities. Link requries PDF reader. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Midwives and woman centred care
Assesses midwives' job satisfaction, attitudes to the changes in the maternity services which have occurred in response to changes in government policy, and perceptions and attitudes to woman centred care.
Published: 1997
Exploring models for quality maternity care in First Nations and Inuit communities: a preliminary needs assessment  
http://www.naho.ca/inuit/midwifery/documents/MaternityCareInuitChapter-English_000.pdf
Identifies issues, priorities, best practices, and suggestions for improving maternity care in Inuit communities. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Aboriginal midwifery in Canada: blending traditional and modern forms  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39589
Discusses the revival of Aboriginal midwifery in Canada as new government legislation, political rethinking and historical interest have grown. Describes different iniatives in Quebec, the North, Ontario, British Columbia and Manitoba. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Midwifery care continues to face challenges: Canadian midwifery is still defining itself, one mother at a time  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39533
Lists the barriers to midwifery care in Canada, including lack of government support and funding, lack of midwives and training opportunities, and the lack of intra-professional understanding. (See Details)
Published: 2003