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Inuit Midwife Apprenticeship Program


05 July 2010

11504 ḵing gan

Synopsis: This short video was recorded for broadcast on "Qanuqtuurniq - Finding the Balance", a three-part TV series about Inuit wellness. The series, produced by Inuit Tuttarvingat of the National Aboriginal Health Organization, aired live on APTN North in Canada and 360 North in Alaska in May 2009. About this video: the midwife apprenticeship program in Nunavik is unique because the training is based on traditional Inuit ways of learning and it takes place in an Inuit community.

Filmmaker: Editor: Jeremy Gregson; Camera: Dave Stonier and Pixie Cram; Interviewer: Cynthia Pitsiulak

Contact: Inuit Tuttarvingat, National Aboriginal Health Organization

Producer: Inuit Tuttarvingat, National Aboriginal Health Organization

Year of Production: 2009

Distributor Information: Inuit Tuttarvingat; E-mail:; Web site:; Toll-free: 1-877-602-4445

Country: Canada

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2m 49s


birth, Inuit, maternity clinic, midwifery, pregnancy, traditional


English, Inuktitut



Ḵwaan sda: Naasautit: Inuit Health Statistics Project