If Dene want an apology for tuberculosis treatment, they might have to ask for it – CBC

Federal government apology ‘result [of] years of advocacy by Inuit,’ says Minister Carolyn Bennett’s office

Mar 13, 2019

Sonny MacDonald remembers hearing boys his age cry themselves to sleep at the Charles Camsell Indian Hospital in Edmonton the 1940s.

He was one of them.

MacDonald, who is now almost 80, was sent south from Fort Chipewyan, Alta., for tuberculosis treatment when he was eight. He lived in a small, windowless hospital room without any visitors for almost three years.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/if-dene-want-an-apology-for-tuberculosis-treatment-they-might-have-to-ask-for-it-1.5053937

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