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Fannie Kahan

Fannie Kahan (1922–1978) was born in southern Saskatchewan. She was a journalist and the author of a number of books, including Brains and Bricks: The History of the Yorkton Psychiatric Centre (1965) and A Different Drummer: The History of the Saskatchewan Psychiatric Nurses’ Association (1973).

A Culture's Catalyst

Historical Encounters with Peyote and the Native American Church in Canada

Fannie Kahan (Author), Erika Dyck (Introduction), Abram Hoffer (With) + others

A Culture’s Catalyst revives a historical debate, encouraging us to reconsider how peyote has been understood and the Canadian government’s attitudes toward Indigenous religious and cultural practices.