Media coverage

The Centre and the staff are often featured in news and publications at the local and national level.


Racism in health care is taking a terrible toll on Indigenous People, report finds

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, spoke to The Tyee about immediate changes needed in health care to reduce inequities impacting Indigenous people.

Update expected for report on racism against Indigenous peoples in B.C. health-care system

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, will be speaking alongside Health Minister Adrian Dix regarding the healthcare inquiry last year.

Decrying medical racism, Indigenous leaders demand health care ‘transformation’

The Centre’s Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, was featured in the Welland Tribune discussing her investigation into racism in BC’s healthcare system.

Federal, provincial officials to discuss ways to counter anti-Indigenous racism in health care

CBC highlighted recent research by Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, that found evidence of widespread stereotyping, racism and profiling of Indigenous people in a review of the B.C. health care system.

Child and family services legislation must end the era of ‘blacked-out time’

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, recently spoke at the Assembly of First Nations’ virtual conference on First Nations Child and Family Services and Self-Determination, which was covered in the Toronto Star.

To end racism against Indigenous peoples, we have to name it and speak up

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, authored an op-ed in the Globe and Mail about racism in Canada.

Warrior Life Podcast: Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond on racism in healthcare

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, spoke to the Warrior Life podcast about her recent investigation into anti-Indigenous racism in BC’s healthcare system.

B.C. should consider investigations into Indigenous specific racism in other public services: Turpel-Lafond

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, appeared on APTN’s Face to Face podcast to discuss racism in BC’s healthcare system.

Healthcare inquiry finds widespread racism: report available

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, has released the results of her inquiry into BC’s health care system.

The Pulse Interview: former judge & children’s watchdog Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, spoke to The Pulse about the results of her inquiry into anti-Indigenous racism in BC’s healthcare system.