2nd Annual Orange Shirt Day Lecture: How can an Indigenous child disappear during a hospital stay? First Nations' loss of trust in institutions

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 12:00to13:00
Room 1128, 2001 McGill College, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G1, CA

To observe Orange Shirt Day, the McGill School of Population and Global Health will host a simulcast of the 2nd Annual Orange Shirt Day Lecture for Pediatric Grand Rounds at the Montreal Children's Hospital.

Group Zoom viewing:

For the McGill community, there will be a group Zoom viewing at the School of Population and Global Health (2001 McGill College Avenue, room 1128).

Virtual viewing:

For those who can’t attend in person, you may join by using the Zoom link.


  • Anne Panasuk, anthropologist, retired Radio-Canada journalist, and author of Auassat : À la recherche des enfants disparus;
  • Françoise Ruperthouse, Anishnabe from Pikogan and director of Association Awacak.

The presentation will be in French, but English interpretation services will be available for the SPGH simulcast


  1. Describe how Indigenous children disappeared from the Quebec healthcare system and how this has impacted families' relationships with institutions to this day.
  2. Explain Bill 79, which allows for the possibility of finding out what happened to Indigenous children who went missing after a hospital stay in Quebec
  3. Explore the role of doctors in these "disappearances", and in reparations
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