First Nations Histories of Tuberculosis in Manitoba: Fall Newsletter

01 Oct 2014

The Fall Issue (#3) of the First Nations Histories of Tuberculosis in Manitoba is a newsletter that reports research related to the history of tuberculosis (TB) in Manitoba, and it is part of the “Indigenous Histories of Tuberculosis in Manitoba 1930-1970” project.

 Led by University of Winnipeg historian Dr. Mary Jane Logan McCallum. It is for anyone who wants to know about historical research on tuberculosis in Manitoba. The goals of the newsletter are to make people aware of the project, to share information gathered as part of the project, and to encourage discussion about Indigenous history in Manitoba.

Over the summer, research at the archives has continued. In addition, oral histories were undertaken at Sagkeeng, Fisher River and St. Theresa Point. These interviews are crucial to gaining an understanding of the experience of sanatoria from the perspective of patients and the project is very thankful to those who have shared their time and stories with them so far