Residential school deaths from tuberculosis weren’t unavoidable – they were caused by deliberate neglect - The Globe and Mail, July 12, 2021


Published: 13Jul2021

Lena Faust, a PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, co-authored a recent Globe and Mail opinion piece.

"Indigenous peoples have long spoken of the missing children from Canada’s residential-school system. This knowledge has been recently affirmed by the heartbreaking recovery of hundreds of unmarked graves on the grounds of former residential schools. With little doubt, these unmarked graves are only the beginning of what is to come as searches across the country intensify. While tuberculosis (TB) has been implicated as a potential cause of death, no direct evidence for the causes of death is publicly known."

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