Mi’kmaw nurse calls for inquiry, talks racism in health care – CBC
‘We’re trying to create change, but it really requires the entire province to come on board’
Jul 15, 2020
A Mi’kmaw nurse is calling on the province to hold an inquiry into systemic racism in New Brunswick.
Cheyenne Joseph joins a growing chorus of Indigenous people living in New Brunswick calling for an inquiry after the deaths of Chantel Moore and Rodney Levi at the hands of police officers.
So far the province has declined to hold an inquiry.
Joseph said an inquiry would turn the belief that systemic racism exists, something that until now is anecdotal, into a concrete reality.
“When the province says ‘no we don’t really want to do an inquiry’ or are hesitating, it’s invalidating what we’re trying to say,” said Joseph.
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