The unmarked graves of the Charles Camsell Indian Hospital – The Post Millennial

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 2019123 Views

February 4, 2019

This story contains work from Lucas Holtvluwer who interviewed the author’s grandmother, Nora Zuvic-Beauregard, a former Camsell patient.

In 1946, the Charles Camsell Indian hospital was opened in Edmonton as part of the twenty-nine “Indian hospitals” that were established and operated by the Canadian government between 1945 to 1981, exclusively for Indigenous peoples.

The Canadian government segregated Indigenous people from the rest of society in substandard hospitals which were massively overcrowded, improperly staffed, and rife with physical and sexual abuse.

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