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Historian finds hunger at the root of contemporary Indigenous health problems

residential-school meal

A 1945 investigation in parental complaints at the Gordon’s Reserve school in Saskatchewan reported that one dinner that children were fed consisted of one slice of bologna, potatoes, bread and milk. (General Synod Archives/Anglican Church of Canada)

Ian Mosby blames the legacy of residential schools

CBC News, Feb 27, 2018

A historian is in Saskatoon this week with a message about hunger and the role it plays in shaping contemporary health struggles among the Indigenous population.

Ian Mosby is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Guelph. Mosby studies food, health and colonialism and is speaking tonight at Station 20 West tonight, and then again on Tuesday afternoon at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Centre at the University of Saskatchewan. Read the rest of this entry