The Manitoba Indigenous Tuberculosis History Project (MITHP) is an Indigenous-led and community-engaged Indigenous health history research project. Our team works with Indigenous tuberculosis (TB) patients, families, communities, and organizations on research that addresses the concerns of our Indigenous stakeholders.
On this website you will find resources to learn about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit patients who were diagnosed with TB and treated in Manitoba TB hospitals. This includes where they were sent to receive medical treatment, the care they received, the government policies that shaped that care, and how experiences of TB treatment in mid-twentieth century Manitoba have impacted Indigenous patients, families, and communities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories.
The stories shared on this website can bring up uncomfortable memories and emotions. Please know that you are not alone and that there are many resources that you can access for support. Since hospital experiences were often linked to residential school experiences, we have included resources for a range of support.
The MITHP Photo Database is a searchable database of historical photographs featuring historical photographs from Manitoba tuberculosis sanatoriums and Indian hospitals, and from remote communities served by fly-in TB medical staff from the 1940s through to the 1990s.
The Missing Patients Initiative Research Guide is a project of the Manitoba Indigenous Tuberculosis History Project (MITHP). The MITHP is an Indigenous-led and community engaged Indigenous health history research project, and the Guide responds to repeated requests from the families of missing Indigenous TB patients for help locating the burial sites of their missing loved ones.
A collection of reports and newsletters published by the Sanatorium Board of Manitoba and digitized by the Manitoba Indigenous Tuberculosis History Project, with the permission of the Manitoba Lung Association.