Quebec study confirms practice of forced sterilizations of Indigenous women 
Quebec study confirms practice of forced sterilizations of Indigenous women 

By Marisela Amador THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL- There have been at least 22 cases of forced sterilization of First Nations and Inuit women in Quebec since 1980, a university study released Thursday concluded. The study, out of Universite du Quebec en Abitibi-Temiscamingue, says it’s the first of its kind to document the forced sterilization of First Nations and Inuit women in the province, adding that the results show there is an “obvious presence” of systemic racism in Quebec. “I know my sister went through it,” said one participant quoted in the study. “She died of uterine cancer in 2014. We were told she was going down for a tonsillectomy, and when she came back, we found out she had a tubal ligation. “She never spoke about it. We did talk

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