Karen Lawford


Dr. Karen Lawford has a PhD from the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa, holds a faculty position at Queens University and is an Aboriginal midwife from Namegosibiing (Lac Seul First Nation, Treaty 3) and a registered midwife (Ontario). Her research focuses on the provision of maternity care for those who live on reserve and understanding the barriers to equitable reproductive health services.

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Challenging oppressive maternity health care in Canada

Improving health care must begin by recognizing the interconnected webs of colonization woven into all health-care systems in Canada. A good place to start would be at the beginning – with maternity care and birth.

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COVID-19 death highlights dangers of birth evacuation policy in Indigenous communities

The death of Silatik Qavvik is the result of Health Canada’s birth evacuation policy and an appalling lack of government-funded maternity care in rural and remote Indigenous communities.  

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