Sick Indigenous elder alleges racism interfered with diagnosis

The hospital administration called the next day to offer an apology for the mistreatment

A First Nation Elder claims she was mistreated at a northern B.C. hospital.

Penny Kerrigan told APTN News she was mistreated by staff after being medivaced to Terrace for treatment.

The next day, Kerrigan said the hospital called and apologized. Turned out her appendix was about to burst.

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Video Journalist / Vancouver

A proud Métis from BC, Tina began her television career in 1997 as a talent agent for film and TV. She joined APTN National News in 2007 as a Video Journalist in the Vancouver bureau. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Amnesty International Human Rights Journalism Award for her story on murdered and missing women and girls.

Video Journalist / Kitimat Village, B.C.

Lee is a video journalist with APTN News, who shoots, reports and edits stories out of northern British Columbia. As a member of the Haisla Nation, Lee is proud to call Kitimat Village home again after living on Vancouver Island for 18 years. He has a passion for storytelling and looks forward to sharing stories through the lens of First Nations people.