Igloolik Inuit sue feds over medical experiments that they say saw them treated like “monkeys” – Nunatsiaq News

21 June, 2019

“It is hard to imagine a more invasive series of non-consensual, quasi-medical techniques performed on Canadian citizens”

Five Inuit from Igloolik are suing the federal government for medical experiments, including painful skin grafts, conducted on them in the 1960s and 1970s.

The claimants, who include a former premier of Nunavut and the most recent recipient of the Order of Nunavut, are suing for general and punitive damages of more than $1 million each and an apology.

The claimants say the experiments, conducted on about 30 Inuit between 1967 and 1973, included skin grafts to see whether Inuit could better accept skin grafts because they were less “outbred” than other Canadians.

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