Indigenous man, 77, alleges racism, assault at Regina General Hospital – Global News

October 12, 2022

As Canada celebrated National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30, a 77-year-old Indigenous man is alleging he was being racially discriminated against and assaulted at Regina General Hospital.

Thomas Favel spoke out alongside the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) at First Nations University in Regina on Tuesday in an effort to bring awareness to the incident, telling reporters he was assaulted and forcefully restrained while asleep.

“I was sound asleep but the minute he grabbed me I woke up, and when he pushed me on my feet I landed on my feet and I can’t run and walk very good and he pushed me towards the door,” Favel said.

“The lady grabbed me and pushed me back and the guy grabbed me again and slammed me on this side and I’m bruised from here to the hip.”

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