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Team investigating racism in health care receive wave of degrading emails

By Bayleigh Marelj, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The executive director of a study investigating racism in health care says she and her colleagues have been on the receiving end of racist and degrading emails. 

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anti-Indigenous racism in BC’s healthcare system

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Friends, family and allies are calling for significant reform to B.C.’s healthcare system. Connor Sutton, a 23-year-old Indigenous man from T’Sou-ke Nation, received what they say was racist treatment and inappropriate care at two Vancouver Island hospitals.

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Investigation Into racism in the health care system

By Fran Yanor, The Rocky Mountain Goat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Flanked by First Nations and Metis Nation leadership, the independent investigator appointed by the province to examine racism in the health care system promised a ‘truth-telling’ process and encouraged Indigenous people and health care professionals to confidentially share their experiences with her team.

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