The Nanilavut Initiative

Party lands from the Canadian Government ship C.D. Howe on patrol of the Eastern Arctic at Cape Dorset, 1951
Source: Library and Archives Canada/National Film Board of Canada

Helping Inuit families find information on loved ones sent away during the tuberculosis epidemic of the 1940s to the 1960s. Nanilavut means "Let's find them," in Inuktitut

About the Nanilavut Initiative

Types of records available and information about how to access them.

Prime Minister's apology to Inuit for the management of the tuberculosis epidemic from the 1940s to 1960s

Formal Government of Canada apology to Inuit patients


Inuit and the past tuberculosis epidemic

How Inuit were affected by the epidemic and ongoing impacts.


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