aptn Investigates: Honouring Bear Woman

While dying of cancer, Juliette Tapaquon was kicked out of palliative care for allegedly threatening a doctor.

A cancer patient from Saskatchewan experienced racism all of her life. Now, her family says she was wrongly profiled at the time of her death. Kathleen Martens looks into how that prejudice is fueling their fight for better palliative care in Regina.

Investigative Reporter / Winnipeg

Award-winning reporter Kathleen Martens covers western and northern Canada for aptnnews.ca. A veteran of the Brandon Sun, Sun Media and APTN Investigates, she is based in APTN’s head office, specializing in stories about property, women’s rights and community.

1 thought on “aptn Investigates: Honouring Bear Woman

  1. Shameful behaviour by medical staff. I don’t understand
    why such inhumaine people become doctors. This MD had a chance to provide comfort to a patient and family but chose to play bully using simplistic policies to support personal racist feelings. There are too many elitists within the system.

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