Ghosts of Camsell

One of the most interesting – and heartbreaking – parts of the research for my last book were the X-ray tours, evacuations, and treatments of northern indigenous people in the Charles Camsell Indian Hospital in Edmonton. I could only cover it briefly in the book, but vowed I would spend more time investigating this era, the people and policies involved, and the history right in my own backyard.

Through a grant by the Edmonton City as Museum Project, I have been able to delve into this a little more, and for the next couple of weeks I will be posting daily on my discoveries – and self-discoveries.

Hopefully this will be just another brick in my research into the Camsell and the people who moved through it.

I hope you will check it out and let me know your thoughts, or maybe even share a story or photo.


The first post is “The Scariest Place in Edmonton”tmpE476_thumb_thumb


One comment

  • Rob

    I was living in Edmonton about 2 yrs ago & on occasion – I walked past the Charles Camsell Hospital. Yes: I did sense a feeling of being watched (by whatever haunts the building). It was a very un-settling feeling over all.

    June 22, 2015

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