Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pmLocation:
UNBC Terrace Campus (4837 Keith Avenue), Room 103/104Campus:
"Miller Bay Indian Hospital"
Miller Bay Hospital, just a few miles from Prince Rupert, was one of a string of "Indian" hospitals across Canada, initially opened for the treatment of tuberculosis patients from the indigenous population. It opened in 1946 and did not completely close until 1971. During those years many people spent their childhoods or young adulthoods there as patients; countless others worked there in all capacities, from dishwashers to medical directors. Miller Bay is now in ruins, largely overgrown and disappearing into the landscape, but its legacy remains and should not be forgotten.
Livestream available at the UNBC Northwest Livestream Channel