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Nunavik community of Ivujivik on lockdown after COVID-19 outbreak – APTN News

Oct 14, 2021 The Inuit community of Ivujivik in the northernmost reaches of Nunavik in Quebec is in lockdown after an outbreak of COVID-19. There are currently eight active cases in the community of about 400 people. “It’s hard to be isolated, it’s stressful,” says Salimuni Qavavauk, mayor of Ivujivik. “The community has been locked […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 20218 Views

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Several new COVID-19 cases announced in Nunavik, including 1 of unknown origin – Nunatsiaq News

Oct 11, 2021 Health officials in Nunavik say they’ve discovered somebody who likely caught COVID-19 while in Nunavik — they just aren’t sure where it happened. Meanwhile, there are three recent positive cases out of Ivujivik. One was announced Oct. 8, and two more were announced Sunday evening. Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 202116 Views

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‘Dead because she was Indigenous’: Québec coroner says Atikemekw woman a victim of systemic racism – The Guardian

Hospital staff assumed Joyce Echaquan was an opioid addict. She was dying of a rare heart condition An Indigenous woman who was taunted by nursing staff as she lay dying in a Quebec hospital would probably be alive today if she were white, a coroner has concluded. The death of Joyce Echaquan was an “undeniable” […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202129 Views

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Jordan’s Principle: To ensure that our children have the right to develop and achieve their full potential

Respect for the rights of First Nations children: an ever-necessary struggle While the discoveries made earlier this year at the sites of former residential schools shed light on the sad fate suffered by thousands of First Nations children, which was commemorated on September 30 as part of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202123 Views

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Would Joyce Echaquan still be alive if she were white? Quebec coroner says ‘I think so’ – APTN News

Oct 05, 2021 The existence of systemic racism in the way Joyce Echaquan was treated in a Quebec hospital is undeniable, coroner Gehane Kamel said Tuesday, a few days after releasing her report on the Atikamekw mother’s controversial death. Kamel oversaw the Echaquan inquiry which wrapped up Sept. 29 and found racism and prejudice from […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202122 Views

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Kahnawà:ke moves to Yellow Alert status as active COVID-19 cases go down

(Kahnawake – 4, October/Kenténha 2021) The Public Safety Commission and the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre’s Public Health team wish to inform the community that, due to the decrease in active cases of COVID-19 within the Territory, the decrease in contacts in isolation, the stability of cases in the regions surrounding Kahnawake as well as Local […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 202177 Views

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Bell Let’s Talk launches BIPOC mental health podcast series

Health experts and guests with lived experience discuss the impacts of racism on mental health MONTRÉAL, October 4, 2021 – Bell Let’s Talk is introducing a new mental health podcast series, From Where We Stand: Conversations on Race and Mental Health, hosted by CTV’s Your Morning’s Anne-Marie Mediwake, iHeartRadio Canada’s CHUM 104.5 co-host of Marilyn […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 202116 Views

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Racism, prejudice contributed to Joyce Echaquan’s death in hospital, Quebec coroner’s inquiry concludes – CBC

Oct 01, 2021 Atikamekw woman died of pulmonary edema last September and was subject to racist remarks by hospital staff The Quebec government must recognize the existence of systemic racism within its institutions, according to the coroner tasked with investigating the death of Joyce Echaquan, who concluded that the racism and prejudice the Atikamekw woman faced in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 202116 Views

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Despite apologies and announcements, little has changed says Joyce Echaquan’s community – APTN News

One year has come and gone since Joyce Echaquan hit record and livestreamed her dying moments at the Joliette hospital outside Montreal to Facebook while nursing staff taunted the Atikamekw mother of seven. On the anniversary of her death, her community says despite apologies, announcements and investments, little has changed. “They’ve appointed [a liaison] at […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 202126 Views

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‘I wish it was getting easier’: What has changed in the year since Joyce Echaquan’s death? – CityNews Montreal

Sep 28, 2021 MONTREAL (CityNews) ─ Indigenous leaders say not much has changed in Quebec in the year since Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Atikamekw mother of seven, died in a hospital northeast of Montreal. Echaquan recorded her last painful moments while lying in a hospital bed in Joliette, Que., calling for help as nurses mocked […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 202124 Views

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