Inuk student sews parka to tell ‘heartbreaking’ story of tuberculosis sanatoriums – CBC

Inuk student sews parka to tell ‘heartbreaking’ story of tuberculosis sanatoriums – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 202261 Views

May 02, 2022

‘I wanted to show the way that tuberculosis sanatoriums were used as a form of colonialism’

A Nunavut seamstress studying at Carleton University has created a hand-sewn parka to “depict the harrowing history of tuberculosis sanatoriums and Inuit.”

Augatnaaq Eccles was born and raised in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. She sewed the parka as part of a history project on diseases.

“I wanted to show the way that tuberculosis sanatoriums were used as a form of colonialism,” Eccles told CBC.

She also wanted to show how “tuberculosis sanatoriums affected Inuit families not only while they were away, but in the decades after as well.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/parka-eccles-tuberculosis-1.6437270

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