APTN Investigates: Against Their Will

Cullen Crosier
APTN Investigates

It’s a dark chapter in Canadian history. The coerced sterilization of Indigenous women.

But as three women tell APTN’s Cullen Crozier… it happened to them at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.

So who is responsible? And how will the health region make sure it doesn’t happen again?

Editor’s Note: APTN Investigates was contacted by one of the women who is the subject of this documentary. We thank her for coming forward and trusting us to tell their story. She then provided names of the other women who eventually appeared in this story.

But even though we discovered and developed this story independently through our own means, we would like to acknowledge the work of reporter Betty Ann Adam at the Saskatoon Star Phoenix who also independently worked on a series of reports about these events.




Video Journalist

Cullen Crozier is an award winning investigative journalist. He joined APTN News in 2008 and has worked for APTN Investigates since 2012. His documentaries have been recognized by the Canadian Association of Journalists, ECPAT Canada, Amnesty International, and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.