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Inquiry into racism in B.C. health care must hear from two-spirit people, nurse says (SPH)

Former B.C. children's advocate Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is spearheading an investigation into racial discrimination against Indigenous people in the province's health care system. (Photo credit: CBC News)
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“Is that booze or hand sanitizer I smell on you?”

This is the question Tyler-Alan Jacobs, 35, says a health-care professional at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, B.C., asked while Jacobs was seeking medical help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A two-spirit fashion designer and member of the Squamish Nation, Jacobs says, unfortunately, this was not the first time racial discrimination factored into a situation concerning Jacobs’ health.

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