How the legacy of Canada’s tuberculosis sanatoriums haunts public health efforts in Pangnirtung – CBC

Sep 15, 2023

Officials battling the disease must contend with trauma caused by their predecessors and new challenges too

Sixty-five years ago, tuberculosis left Nancy Anilniliak with an invisible scar.

In 1958, when she was five, Anilniliak was taken from her family in Pangnirtung and transported all by herself to a sanatorium in Hamilton, Ont., aboard the Canadian Arctic patrol ship the C.D. Howe.

The experience left her with painful memories and robbed her of part of her childhood and, nearly, her language.

“When I arrived to the sanatorium, I had no clues where I was,” she said.

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