Hannah Thomas was a visiting student from Brock University completing her Honours thesis in Psychology.
The Faculty of Social Science, Department of Indigenous Studies in partnership with McMaster Indigenous Research Institute
The Iron Alliance and the Starvation Policy in Cypress Hills
Over the 8 weeks of research supervised by Dr. Robert Innes, Hannah travelled to the Hudson Bay Archives located in Winnipeg, Manitoba to search through their Indian Accounts which were used to keep track of individuals making transactions at the Trading Posts.
As the project continues, Hannah Thomas, Rob Innes, and the team plan to calculate, as best as possible, the number of deaths resulting from the starvation policy using the same methods that are employed by the Cowessess First Nation in the TLE Agreement.