`Emotional’ journey to site of former Hamilton TB sanatorium, cemetery

Nanilavut  “let’s find them” Visiting the monument erected at Woodland Cemetery to commemorate the 37 Inuit known to have died at Mountain Sanatorium in Hamilton, Ont By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Joanasie Akumalik understands well the emotions that ran through the Inuit survivors that made the trip to Hamilton last week to visit the site at which the Mountain Sanatorium was once located. After all, his grandfather Pauloosie Akumalik was sent to that tuberculosis sanatorium in 1957. He died there and was buried in a nearby cemetery. But the emotions weren’t as raw for him. “Me and my father and my uncle already dealt with (my grandfather’s death) back in 2005,” said Akumalik. That was when they made the trip to the Hamilton cemetery and drank tea and…

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