Hackett, Minnie (1998-1976)

See Oral History files, Fonds 18, Series 3, Subseries 8

Minnie Hackett went to Aklavik in 1926, where she established an eight-bed hospital, funded by the Leonard Foundation.  Later she nursed at Hay River, helping treat the 1928 flu epidemic.  In 1930 she joined the Indian Affairs Department at the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford, Ontario where she did community/public health nursing.  She took a diploma in Public Health in 1936, where she nursed until going to the Yukon in the early 1940s during the building of the Alaska Highway.  She then went to Vancouver, where her father was ill, taking a job at the Willow Chest Unit (TB) in Vancouver.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Transcribed notes of oral history, January 8, 1992.
  2. Notes related to transcription.
  3. Oral history summary notes.
  4. Information from Stringer collection in the Anglican Church of Canada General Synod Archives fonds.