Racism against aboriginal people in health-care system 'pervasive': study

Written by Duncan McCue, CBC News.

Discrimination called a major factor in aboriginal health disparities

Michelle Labrecque pushes herself gingerly in a wheelchair down the hallway of a hotel. The Oneida woman was recently found to have a fractured pelvis, but she says it took three trips to the hospital and increasing pain before she received that diagnosis.

"The third time, I was just left in the ER room, not being able to walk anywhere. Nobody around to help me, not even to a wheelchair," says Labrecque.

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