March 9, 2023
SURVEY OF ALBERTA DOCTORS SUGGESTS CONCERNS ABOUT ANTI-INDIGENOUS BIASES IN HEALTH CARE
The Metis Nation of Alberta says many of its members have experienced racism when accessing Alberta’s health-care system.
“Rather than risk being discriminated against or feeling less than … They’re choosing not to go,” said Reagan Bartel, director of health for the Metis Nation of Alberta.
“Our community feels that very deeply, that physicians are above and Metis people are below, and that’s not a good place to be when you’re seeking help.”