A Voice of Presence: Inuit Contributions toward the Public Provision of Health Care in Canada, 1900–1930

  title={A Voice of Presence: Inuit Contributions toward the Public Provision of Health Care in Canada, 1900–1930},
  author={Frank James Tester and Paule McNicoll},
  journal={Histoire sociale/Social history},
  pages={535 - 561}
Faced with issues of Arctic sovereignty, the Canadian state moved, often reluctantly, to address the health and welfare concerns of Inuit. Caught between a fear of creating dependency and being accused of neglecting its responsibilities, the Canadian government's response during the period 1900 to 1930 was confused and inconsistent in its attempts to reconcile commercial interests —particularly those of the Hudson's Bay Company —with concerns for sovereignty and Inuit welfare. Inuit voice —and… 
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