Indigenous, political leaders sign health-care anti-racism declaration – Winnipeg Free Press

Sep. 26, 2022

Systemic change in Manitoba’s health-care system will incorporate Indigenous culture and will no longer tolerate racism, Indigenous and provincial leaders declared Monday.

A formal declaration pledging to eradicate anti-Indigenous racism in Manitoba’s health-care system was signed in Thompson at the Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre. Northern chiefs, the Northern Regional Health Authority and Health Minister Audrey Gordon were among those who signed the declaration that promises to make systemic change that includes Indigenous teachings in health care and provides equitable, culturally safe care.

Leaders described the signing of the declaration as a “milestone” and a step toward a better quality of health care for future generations.

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