The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is calling for answers after a baby allegedly broke his leg at the Jim Pattison Children’s hospital.

Tobias Soosay was born prematurely this past September and has been at the hospital ever since.

According to the FSIN, his mother Teelah Soosay visited him in early April, however, when she returned a few days later she discovered her baby had a leg cast.

The FSIN alleges the children’s hospital did not provide the family with any answers as to how the baby broke his leg.

The FSIN, the baby’s mother, and leaders from the Mosquito, Grizzly Bear’s Head, Lean Man First Nations are now calling for answers.

“We are in disbelief, and we are hurt that this could happen in a hospital,” said Teelah Soosay in a media release sent out by the FSIN on Tuesday afternoon. “I should feel as though my baby is safe in a hospital as he is treated, but now I live in fear. I just want an answer. What happened to my baby?”

“This is unacceptable,” said FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron in the same media release. “All we’ve inherited is racism and discrimination at the hands of some so called healthcare providers. Baby Tobias deserves more. We intend to seek legal action if the family decides to proceed with it.”

The following is a statement provided by the Saskatchewan Health Auhtority to MBC News on the allegations:

Due to patient privacy concerns, we are not able to provide any further information regarding this patient case.

We take all concerns from patients and their family members very seriously. Anyone who has concerns over their care experience is encouraged to contact our Quality of Care Coordinators. Through this patient-centered service, we can work with the patient and their family members through a respectful and confidential process to find out how we can help.

We understand that some First Nations and Métis people do not feel comfortable accessing care or bringing up complaints they may have about their health-care experience. We are committed to improving the health-care experience of our First Nations and Métis patients, clients and residents, and we have publicly committed to creating concrete and sustainable actions for change through our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation.

(PHOTO: FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron.  File Photo)