The all-too common story of first nation people in hospital care
A First Nations man from the Northwest Territories left untreated during a stroke has died according to his neice.
Maggie Papik says nurses left her uncle alone and refused to treat him because they believed he was drunk.
But he wasn't drunk - he was having a stroke.
After finally beeing air lifted to a hospital 120 kilometres away in Nunavut, he was found to be brain dead.
Experiences like the Papiks are all too common in Canada according to Dr. Nadine Caron.
She is a surgeon in Prince George and Canada's first Indigenous general surgeon.