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With a background in community access media and media training, George Lessard has worked in print, broadcast radio and television and in educational media. He considers himself an artist in electronic and digital media. Born and brought up in Montreal, in Canada, his work has taken him to Toronto, Vancouver, Banff and Calgary; Inuvik, Fort Smith and Yellowknife NWT (where he currently lives); Salluit, Nunavik (Arctic Quebec) and Arviat, Nunavut. He's been posted internationally to Beijing, China; Nassau, the Bahamas; La Paz, Bolivia; Butare, Rwanda; Chelyabinsk, Russia and Berhampur, Odisha, India. These days in Yellowknife, he's producing live webcasts and YouTube videos of community events and mentoring young photographers around the NWT.

Nutrition research and human biomedical experimentation in Aboriginal communities and residential schools

| July 18, 2013
A country food feast in Arviat, Nunavut (File Photo)

Yellowknife NWT's Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox posted the following to her Facebook feed:

"For those of you interested in reading the full text article by historian Ian Mosby on how Canada, on finding that Indigenous adults in communities and Indigenous children in residential schools were starving, decided to use them as a base line for nutritional experimentation. The last page of his article connects those actions with our responsibilities as a nation and as settlers for justice in the present."

Administering Colonial Science: Nutrition Research and Human Biomedical Experimentation in Aboriginal Communities and Residential Schools, 1942–1952 pp. 145-172 Ian Mosby

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