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September 7, 2023

Hands of a midwife

For decades, Inuit women in northern Quebec had to travel south, far from family and support, to give birth. That changed in 1986 when the North’s first midwifery clinic opened in Puvirnituq Retired midwives Akinisie Qumaluk, right, and Leah Qinuajuak in a photo from their early years working in the maternity clinic at the Inuulitsivik...

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