FSIN appoints ombudsperson to investigate racism in health care – CBC

Oct 05, 2023

Dianne Lafond selected for the first-of-its-kind position in the country

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) has selected a health ombudsperson to work against racism and discrimination against Indigenous people in the health-care system.

Dianne Lafond, who was born and raised on Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, has been selected for the job. In an announcement Tuesday, she said she is humbled and honoured to hold the position.

“As First Nations Indigenous people, we’re human beings put here by the creator to be treated equally. It breaks my heart that our people continue to suffer,” Lafond said as she made her speech.

She said that the creation of the ombudsperson office is important because she doesn’t want to see Indigenous children, grandchildren and yet-to-be-born children endure what previous generations had to go through.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/fsin-appoints-ombudsperson-investigate-racism-health-care-1.6988564

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