Structures of Indifference
An Indigenous Life and Death in a Canadian City
In September 2008, Brian Sinclair, a middle-aged non-Status Anishinaabe resident of Manitoba’s capital city wheeled himself into the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg’s major downtown hospital. He was left untreated and unattended to for thirty-four hours in the Emercency Room, where he ultimately died from an easily treatable infection. McCallum and Perry show that Sinclair’s tragically avoidable death reflects a particular structure of indifference born of and maintained by colonialism.
Publication Date: October 1st, 2018
144 pages| 4 in x 7 in
MARY JANE LOGAN MCCALLUM is a Professor of History at the University of Winnipeg.
ADELE PERRY is a Professor of History at the University of Manitoba.