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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, 202134 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, 202132 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, 202190 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, 202126 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, 202128 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, 202140 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, 202134 Views

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Imposed sterilizations: a painful part of the history of First Nations and Inuit women

Wendake, September 23, 2021 – Revolting, inconceivable, unacceptable and deeply unfair … Words fail to describe the disrespectful practice suffered by too many First Nations and Inuit women in Quebec, without their consent, a reality revealed in broad daylight during a report broadcast on the Enquête ce soir television program. While the stories of our […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 202141 Views

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Quebec Indigenous groups collecting stories of forced sterilization – CBC

Sep 24, 2021 Researchers hope ‘wall of silence’ will be broken, lack of data in province addressed Tired of waiting for Quebec to acknowledge reports of forced sterilization, a group of Indigenous researchers, women’s groups, health-care providers and others are collecting testimonies from First Nations and Inuit women to document the practice in the province. And […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 202143 Views

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MCK: Medical Masks Required on all School Buses

(Kahnawake – 23, Seskehkó:wa/September 2021) Due to the ongoing fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre Kahnawà:ke Public Health Team and the Public Safety Commission wish to advise the community that, effective immediately, medical masks* must be worn on Kahnawà:ke school buses at all times. In accordance with Public Health guidelines, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202126 Views

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