1942-1952 Nutrition experiments on First Nations children

A new page has been added to the history section. It is called Canada’s Nutrition Experiments on First Nations: 1942 to 1952.

This page is based on a recently published article by Ian Mosby titled “Administering Colonial Science: Nutrition Research and Human Biomedical Experimentation in Aboriginal Communities and Residential Schools, 1942–1952.” This paper was made public.

For ten years, the Canadian government sanctioned a nutritional study of Aboriginal communities and residential schools, one of these schools was located in Port Alberni. No one gave their consent to be subjected to these nutrition experiments which had devastating effects. Many died.