The Current Starvation Politics: Aboriginal Nutrition Experiments

The Current Starvation Politics: Aboriginal Nutrition Experiments

If Canada is contrite about taking First Nations children from their families and sending them to residential schools, what apology is appropriate for not feeding them enough once there? We explore new revelations that some Aboriginal people were kept intentionally malnourished for government nutritional experiments. Newly uncovered documents reveal that about the time Canadian soldiers shouldered weapons to stop some of history's worst crimes unfolding in Europe, unsettling events were unfolding at home. Employees of the Canadian government were conducting experiments in malnutrition, intentionally withholding nourishment from unknowing subjects.

  • 2013
  • 00:20:30
  • 15-17
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