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Aug 6, 2017

This week: Starvation, experimentation, segregation and traumato Mary Jane McCallum, these four words are critical concepts for any student of Indigenous health history. And she should know: a full professor of history at the University of Winnipeg, McCallum has studied and written about the subject extensively, including a recent article for The Canadian Historical Review. With a title that bears those four same words, McCallum’s piece discusses how these phenomena factor into every encounter of Indigenous people with mainstream health care systems, policies and research practices, and thus continue to racialize and colonize Aboriginal people. // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.

2 Comments
  • four and a half months ago
    Gerald Mcivor
    I am fighting to hold Canada accountable for the medical experiments done to Indigenous Children in Indian Hospitals and Sanatoriums from the 1920's to the 1980's.
  • four and a half months ago
    Ernie Sandy, Academic Elder
    Some of the sources that I used in providing guest lectures on Racism and genocide within the medical field andIndigenous Health Services, or lack thereof were the following sample of sources: (1) Gary Feddes's 2017 MEDICINE UNBUNDLED: A Journey through the minefields of Indigenous Health, (2) Karen Stole's 2015 AN ACT OF GENOCIDE: Colonization and the Sterilization of Aboriginal Women, (3) James Daschuk's 2013 CLEARING THE PLAINS: Disease, Politics of starvation and the loss of Aboriginal life, (4) Maureen K. Lux's 2016 SEPARATE BEDS: A History of Indian Hospitals in Canada 1920s - 1980s, Maureen k. lUX'S 2007 MEDICINE THAT WALKS: Disease, Medicine, and Canadian Plains Native People 1880 - 1940, (5) MISSING CHILDREN and UNMARKED BURIALS, Canada's Residential Schools, volume 4 - 2015 - The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, last but not least, (6) Bev Sellars's 2016 PRICE PAID: The Fight for First Nations Survival. There were many other sources cited but far too many to mention here.