The Association of Ontario Midwives

The Association of Ontario Midwives

Gallery: Aboriginal Midwifery

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Six-year-old Elijah kisses his one-week-old brother, Oren, as mom Stephanie Courtney looks on; dad Chris Courtney holds Ezrah, 2. Oren's home birth was attended by Aboriginal midwives from Tsi Non:we Ionnakeratstha Ona:grahsta’, the Maternal and Child Centre at Six Nations of the Grand River.

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Aboriginal midwife Sharon Smoke and her fellow midwives stand in the garden outside Tsi Non:we Ionnakeratstha Ona:grahsta’, the Maternal and Child Centre at Six Nations of the Grand River.

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Stephanie and Chris Courtney, clients of Tsi Non:we Ionnakeratstha Ona:grahsta’, relax in the yard outside the Maternal and Child Centre with sons Oren (one week old), Ezrah (2) and Elijah (6.)

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Aboriginal midwife Phyllis Hill prepares for client appointments in her office at Tsi Non:we Ionnakeratstha Ona:grahsta’, the Maternal and Child Centre at Six Nations of the Grand River.

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Aboriginal midwives Kristi Shawana, Melodie Smith (student), Sharon Smoke, Julie Wilson, supervisor of the Birthing Centre and Aboriginal Midwifery Training Program at Six Nations, and Phyllis Hill.

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Stephanie Courtney hold her one-week-old son, Oren, outside Tsi Non:we Ionnakeratstha Ona:grahsta’, the Maternal and Child Centre at Six Nations of the Grand River.