No single fix for anti Indigenous racism in Canada’s health care system: doctor
No single fix for anti Indigenous racism in Canada’s health care system: doctor

By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS Bernice Thorassie couldn’t help but speak up on behalf of a patient in the emergency room of a northern Manitoba hospital after being treated there herself and noticing staff attitudes that smacked of anti-Indigenous racism. Thorassie, who helps patients navigate the health-care system for the non-profit advocacy group Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, said a worker’s cutting tone alone was too much to bear as she watched a man clearly in need of help languish in the waiting room. “What I was seeing there, I couldn’t believe it,” she said of her recent experience about a month ago. “I intervened. When I finished my treatment I told them this is who I am, this is what I do.” Ongoing racism against many Indigenous patients has bred

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