'Indian' hospital birthday surprise remembered by First Nations elder
Ma-Nee Chacaby says the Fort William Indian Hospital Sanatorium was no ordinary hospital
Legal proceedings are underway that could see some patients of the former Fort William Indian Hospital Sanatorium in what is now Thunder Bay, Ont., receive compensation under the residential school settlement agreement.
Former patients who were sent to the sanatorium from their residential schools, and received education in the hospital, are waiting to hear whether their court costs can be covered in advance.
The Fort William Indian Hospital Sanatorium began admitting patients in the 1940s and the so-called Indian hospital school closed in 1974.
Ma-Nee Chacaby was not a student when she went to the sanatorium, but while she was there she made an unusual discovery, that led her to someone who was.