First Nation says racism, doctor shortage persists in BC Interior – Prince George Now

Mar 13, 2024

A British Columbia First Nation says racism in the health−care system persists despite efforts by the government and industry to combat the problem.

The Tsilhqot’in National Government says in a statement that it met with officials from Interior Health, the Cariboo Regional District and the City of Williams Lake last week to address the issue.

Tsilhqot’in Tribal Chair Joe Alphonse says racism within the local health system is limiting the Indigenous community’s access to care, and the problem is further exacerbated by a “dire shortage of doctors.”

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