Canada to apologize for treatment of Inuit with tuberculosis in mid-20th century – CBC

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. says it expects the apology ‘anytime now’

Oct 25, 2018

The federal government is poised to apologize for how it treated Inuit who were plucked from their communities across the North and taken to sanatoriums in southern Canada for tuberculosis treatment in the mid-20th century.

The president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI), the organization that speaks for Inuit in Nunavut, made the announcement during its annual general meeting this week.

Aluki Kotierk says, in asking for an apology, the organization is not asking for compensation.

“I wish the federal government would work on this quickly, but we are expecting the apology any time now,” Kotierk said in Inuktitut.

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