We must stop racism against Indigenous peoples – Times Colonist

January 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified difficult truths about how Indigenous peoples are treated in Canadian society and health-care systems.

These truths were starkly described in the recent independent review of racism in B.C.’s health-care system that I was asked to lead by Health Minister Adrian Dix.

This review described the racial profiling and prejudice experienced by Indigenous peoples at the point of care in all regions of B.C., and how this results in poor health services and negatively impacts their health and wellness outcomes.

The review report was entitled In Plain Sight because this problem is well-known throughout the health-care system, and clearly evident from the data examined.

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