People ‘dying unnecessarily’ because of racial bias in Canada’s health-care system, researcher says – CBC

N.W.T. Health Minister Glen Abernethy says department plans cultural sensitivity training

Jul 03, 2018

While some people have raised concerns about anti-Indigenous racism in the Northwest Territories’ health-care system, an expert says it’s not just an issue in the territory.

Dr. Janet Smylie said it’s one of the biggest health inequities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people across Canada.

“To me, the most important impacts are that people are dying unnecessarily or experiencing disability,” she said.

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