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Tackle lack of basic health care for Indigenous peoples, then worry about racism, Nunavut’s MP says – Nunavut News

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 202142 Views

February 17, 2021

The federal government made a commitment in late January to ensure that Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples, “receive first-class medical care, without fear of discrimination and maltreatment.”

Nunavut member of Parliament Mumilaaq Qaqqaq says the lack of medical care available in Nunavut currently is proof that the Government of Canada doesn’t care about Inuit.

“Inuit and the North does not matter to the federal government as much as other communities, 100 per cent, otherwise we would see equal access,” Qaqqaq said. “That’s exactly what we saw from the beginning of the relationship between Inuit and the federal institution. It’s a lack of any kind of respect.

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