First Nations need to control health care


Last updated 3/24/2016 at 11:48am

VANCOUVER, BC—Canada’s healthcare system is ineffective when it comes to serving Indigenous patients. The reason is because there has been a “lack of Indigenous governance over the way in which health services are designed and delivered.”

Those are the words of Dro. John O’Neil, professor and dean of the Health Sciences Faculty at Simon Fraser University. In an Op-Ed column in the Winnipeg Free Press, O’Neil writes that although there have been partial attempts to transfer portions of the health care system to First Nations and Inuit control over the past few decades. But it was not until Octo...

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