Mrs. Soper wraps a dressing around an Inuit woman’s head at Lake Harbour, Baffin Island, 1930. The federal government provided health services to Canada’s Aboriginal peoples in northern communities. Library and Archives Canada, PA-101458. Photographer: J. D. Soper.
Inuit women and children waiting for medical attention at Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut. The Grey Nuns provided nurses for the hospital that was eventually built there. The medical staff arrived on the Nascopie, a Hudson’s Bay Company supply ship. Library and Archives Canada, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, PA-210317