Trudeu will apologize for Canada's mistreatment of Inuit tuberculosis victims

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau set to visit Nunavut capital Thursday to deliver a long-awaited apology for the past mistreatment of Inuit tuberculosis patients in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, reports Arctic Today. 

The apology will be accompanied by a repeated federal commitment to eradicate TB in Inuit Nunangat regions, where the rates of the infectious disease run nearly 300 times higher than among other Canadian regions.

Trudeau is expected to arrive in Iqaluit at midday, Thursday. At 1:30 p.m. he will be present at the Frobisher Inn for the delivery of the apology, to an audience that will include many Inuit leaders and several federal cabinet ministers.