Last week, CBRC sent a letter to the BC Minister of Health, and others, requesting a meeting to discuss the general exclusion and misrepresentation of the Two-Spirit community in the In Plain Sight investigation into Indigenous-specific racism in BC’s health care system.
While the report included important recommendations to create safer, more accessible, and more culturally competent health care for all, it failed to acknowledge the unique experiences among Two-Spirit and Indigenous queer and trans folks, who face additional barriers and prejudice due to their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
In December, CBRC released a statement regarding the lack of acknowledgment of Two-Spirit people in the report. This letter is our next step to rectify the situation and bring awareness to the erasure of Two-Spirit people in our health care system.
You can read our letter below.