McMaster University’s disgusting apologia in the Makayla Sault case

Why Evolution Is True

If you’re a complete n00b here, we’ve been following the story of Makayla Sault, a Canadian First Nations girl who died of leukemia at the age of 11 because her parents decided to abandon the live-saving chemotherapy and try “traditional” cures, including the traditional Aboriginal cure of visiting the Hippocrates Quack Health Institute in Florida for a vegetarian diet, vitamin injections, and “cold laser therapy.” It didn’t work, of course, and Makayla recently died.

“J. J.,” another First Nations girl, also afflicted with leukemia at age 11, has similarly given up chemo for “alternative” (i.e., ineffectual) medicine with her parent’s support; she will die soon, too.

Last week I reported that Makayla’s mother, Sonya Sault, gave a self-serving and exculpatory lecture at McMaster University under the aegis of McMaster’s Indigenous Studies program. As the Globe and Mail reported, “Ms. Sault spoke at an event organized by McMaster University’s Indigenous Studies…

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I am a lawyer in Chicago with interests in pop culture and current politics.
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