International Indigenous Women’s Health Meeting (IWHM)

Still Standing⁠—Finding Our Strength in the Midst of COVID-19 and Climate Change


In 2014, ACOG began formally co-sponsoring the International Indigenous Women’s Health conference. Held every two years in partnership with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC), the conference focuses on innovative clinical care models and community-based public health approaches for women and their families in First Nations, Inuit, Métis, American Indian, and Alaska Native communities.

The virtual 7th International Indigenous Women’s Health Meeting was organized under the theme: Still Standing⁠—Finding Our Strength in the Midst of COVID-19 and Climate Change. This conference united diverse perspectives to improve care for Indigenous mothers, children, and families living in rural and urban communities.

Session Recordings by Day

Day 1

  • Blessing and Welcome
  • Anti-Racism Movements in Indigenous Communities
  • Maternal and Child Health and Opioid Use Disorder
  • Care of Two-Spirit and Gender-Expansive Patients in Indian Country
  • Indigenous Midwifery: Approaches to Advocacy
  • How Adversity Affects Diabetes Risk
  • Resiliency on the Navajo Nation in the Face of COVID

Day 2

  • Blessing, Welcome, and Haffner Award Presentation
  • Climate Change and Indigenous Communities
  • Strategies for Success in Promoting Indigenous Youth Mental Health
  • Clinical Management of COVID in Pregnancy
  • Returning to the Traditions of Shkagamik-Kwe (Mother Earth) in Our Path to Wellness
  • Managing Anxiety and Depression in Pregnancy: Knowledge Builds Connection & Community Trust
  • Story of the Indigenae Podcast Development & Accomplishments

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