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, M├ętis, 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.

For more information about our project and the people involved, head to our About and Team Members pages.

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.

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