Missing Patients Research Guide
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Manitoba Indigenous Tuberculosis History Project (MITHP)
Missing Patients Research Guide. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Department of History, University of Winnipeg, 2023.
This Burials Research Guide contains directions for finding out more about missing patients at TB sanatoriums and Indian hospitals in Manitoba. Part One of the Guide has three sections. The first section explains how to gather useful details including names, dates and locations that will help in the search. The second section outlines three useful “Research Tips”: all the various names of TB treatment hospitals in Manitoba commonly attended by Indigenous patients; instructions for undertaking database searches using keywords; and techniques for linking information between Indian residential schools and hospitals. The third section is a “Research Case Study” that demonstrates some of the techniques and challenges you may encounter when researching Vital Statistics and Indian Residential School records by looking at the lives of three TB patients, Elie Caribou, Joseph Michel, and Albert Linklater. Part Two of the Guide explains how to research the location of patient burials associated with nine different TB treatment hospitals in Manitoba: Dynevor, Clearwater Lake, Brandon, Ninette, St. Boniface, Fort Churchill Military Hospital, Norway House Indian Hospital, Fisher River Indian Hospital and Pine Falls Indian Hospital at Fort Alexander. At the end of the Guide, in Appendix A, you will find a checklist to help you in your research. In Appendix B, we discuss accessing the records held by The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.