Federal, provincial officials to discuss ways to counter anti-Indigenous racism in health care – CBC

Indigenous leaders say they hope the talks don’t get bogged down in jurisdictional squabbling

Jan 27, 2021

Federal ministers are holding virtual meetings with provincial and territorial health counterparts, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation representatives and medical experts over the next two days to talk about anti-Indigenous racism in Canada’s health care system.

These conversations are meant to follow up on an urgent meeting hosted by Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller last October in response to the death of Joyce Echaquan, a 37 year-old Atikamekw mother who filmed her last moments in a Quebec hospital.

While that meeting focused on hearing stories about racism in the health care system, this week’s meetings are about changing the treatment many Indigenous people encounter when they seek health services.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/federal-indigenous-anti-racism-healthcare-meetings-1.5888513

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