Brandon experiments exposed
Winnipeg Free Press : January 12, 2015
Children at the Brandon Indian Residential School were test subjects of extra-sensory-perception experiments during the Second World War, states a science journal recovered from a university archive.
The article, ESP Tests with American Indian Children published in the Journal of Parapsychology, is believed to be the first hard evidence science experiments were conducted on residential school children in Manitoba.
It was published in 1943 by a scientist named A.A. Foster, and its existence adds to a growing body of knowledge to show science experiments were regularly conducted in the 1940s and 1950s on children at residential schools, with the permission of federal officials.
Canada’s expert on such studies, McMaster University post-doctoral research fellow Ian Mosby, said by phone from Hamilton he’s reviewed the article. Maeengan Linklater, the Winnipegger who stumbled across a reference to the study in a footnote and got a copy, forwarded it to him, Mosby said Sunday.
It’s significant because it shows how vulnerable Indian residential school children were to administrators, teachers and scientists, Mosby said.
“When it came to science experiments, these students had no choice whether it involved experiments on ESP or nutrition,” he said. “It makes you ask the question what experiments were done in these schools? What were the conditions that made it possible for scientists to walk in and do these experiments? The children were wards of the state,” Mosby said.
Mosby exposed alarming evidence of experiments in his 2013 research findings. News reports described them as noting children at Indian residential schools were deliberately starved in the 1940s and 1950s in the name of science.
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