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. www.ghostsofcamsell.ca