BPC Bulletin: Canada's Eskimo Correspondence Records

In the 1950s and 1960s, Inuit patients who were being treated for tuberculosis in the south of Canada wrote letters to their families in the Arctic. Canadian government officials had these private letters translated from Inuktitut into English and kept them on file. Some letters were never sent to their destinations in the Arctic.

Holly Moore and Brittany Guyot of APTN report:

https://www.aptnnews.ca/investigates/it-was-censorship-letters-from-inuit-tb-patients-reveal-loneliness-and-government-surveillance/

 

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