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Patty Hajdu says anti-Indigenous racism must be addressed in Thunder Bay – and her own department – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 2022194 Views

As the former head of the largest homeless shelter in Thunder Bay, which serves many Indigenous peoples, Patty Hajdu says it was “extremely alarming” to see the racism they experienced up close.

“Not just through law enforcement, but certainly through medical interactions with other service providers in the community,” she says in a wide-ranging interview with Host Dennis Ward on the latest episode of Face to Face.

“It was really disheartening to see that happen, in some cases – day after day and particularly – to extremely, vulnerable people.”

It’s one of the reasons Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services says she entered federal politics.

Hajdu was first elected as a member of parliament in the riding of Thunder Bay-Superior North in 2015.

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