Thursday, July 18, 2013

Aboriginal children used for nutritional experiments - during and after World War II

These kinds of stories are troubling. It gives one a bad feeling about our history and damages the pride of being Canadian. Such experiments were done after World War II.

"First Nations leaders are demanding an apology from the federal government after it was revealed that Canada ran nutritional experiments on malnourished aboriginal children and adults during and after the Second World War. Recently published research by Canadian food historian Ian Mosby has revealed that at least 1,300 aboriginal people — most of them children — were used as test subjects in the 1940s and '50s by researchers looking at the effectiveness of vitamin supplements." 

 Read the CBC story here.

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  1. Unspeakable abuses like this, LeDaro, need to be born in mind by all Canadians whenever we start feeling self-righteous in comparing ourselves to Americans.

  2. Lorne, you're quite right. As a matter of fact comparing ourselves with any country.

    Too much harm was done to natives. Very sad.