In August of 2015, when visiting Fort Albany First Nation, some of the Survivors brought to my attention that they had unanesthitized medical procedures performed on their backs that left a series of 8 or 9 scars (4-5 on either side of the spine); I have now documented these scars. The children were never informed as to what was being done to them.
There is a great concern that the Canadian government collaborated with researchers during the Cold War, researchers who needed human 'subjects' for their research. As all indigenous people were considered expendable by the Canadian government, and considering that a controlled study could be done due to the confinement and isolation of the children, these small bodies provided 'ideal' sites for such studies.
If there are any other St. Anne's survivors who have this pattern of scarring on their backs, please contact me by going to the Contact Us page of this website.
See below for an illustration of the scarring pattern found on the backs of St. Anne's Survivors.