Tag: racism

Survey to probe racism in B.C. health care

The emergency room staff allegedly called the game “The Price is Right.” When an Indigenous person arrived for care, doctors and nurses took turns guessing the patient’s blood alcohol concentration. “If true, it is intolerable, unacceptable and racist,” B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix said in June after hearing reports of the “game.” Dix might have…

Compared to U.S., Canada no saint either on Indigenous rights, racism, experts say

WASHINGTON—As one of America’s most familiar sports franchises finally confronts its controversial identity, experts warn against assuming Canada is farther along than the United States in combating racist attitudes towards Indigenous Peoples. Washington’s National Football League team confirmed this week it would drop its 87-year-old name and logo, long deemed offensive to Native Americans. The…

Calls grow for news outlets reporting on systemic racism to address own failures

TORONTO – Journalists have not had to go far to uncover searing stories of racism in Canada — they’re finding them in their own newsrooms, among their co-workers and involving their bosses. All while reporters increasingly turn their attention to detailing institutional discrimination in nearly all other facets of society, including justice, politics, health care…

‘I’m not your token’: Indigenous employee accuses Alberta museum of systemic racism

EDMONTON—An employee of the Royal Alberta Museum is accusing it of deeply entrenched institutional racism, cultural insensitivity toward sacred Indigenous artifacts and protocols, and of dismissing her education and expertise because she is an Indigenous woman. Paulina Johnson, who is from Samson Cree Nation, has filed a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission over…