We are not monkeys’: Inuit speak out about skin grafts done without consent in 1970s – CBC

They took pieces of our skin, from another person, and then they put into ours’

May 13, 2019

After years of keeping silent, Inuit from Igloolik, Nunavut, say they want answers about medical tests performed on them in the late 1960s and early ’70s.

Nearly 50 years ago, the hamlet of Igloolik was the site of a boom in scientific research, all part of a larger project called the International Biological Program. While the program was aimed at answering a wide array of scientific questions, much of the work in Igloolik focused on Inuit.

“We would do all these different kinds of things for a researcher,” said former Nunavut premier Paul Quassa, who grew up in Igloolik.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/inuit-skin-grafts-nunavut-experiment-1.5128279

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