If you’ve never heard of Indian hospitals, you’re not the only one. This is one particular dark issue in Canada’s past that isn’t often spoken about, even though the story comes right into St. Albert’s backyard.
The issue is so little-known, in fact, that Edmonton historian Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail had never heard of them until she came upon references to X-Ray Tours while researching a book in Canada’s northern territories – and she has a masters degree in history focusing on contact relations.
“I thought I was pretty up to speed on things like residential schools, missionaries, treaties and things, but I had never heard of Indian hospitals up to that point,” she said.
If you’d like to read the whole article in the St. Albert Gazette by Doug Neuman, please click here.
The Edmonton Examiner was also kind enough to feature the story in its latest issue and let people know about an upcoming Camsell memories recording session on May 19th. If you’re in the city and would like more details, please click here!