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Quebec doctor asks peers to ‘stop dragging our feet’ in fight against systemic racism – CBC

Physician’s statement signed by 257 doctors after Joyce Echaquan’s death in hospital Oct 08, 2020 Dr. Pascale Breault’s Indigenous patients at the health clinic in Manawan, Que., often begged her not to be sent to the hospital in Joliette, Que., for treatment, “for fear of not being understood, of not being heard, of being denigrated.” The family physician shared […]

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Landmark appeal court ruling in Nunavik assault case highlights need to protect Indigenous women from violence – Nunatsiaq News

Quebec Court of Appeal overturns two-year sentence in favour of better protection for Inuk woman victim 8 October 2020 The Quebec Court of Appeal has overturned a two-year sentence delivered to an offender in a Nunavik domestic assault case, issuing a steeper penalty to the perpetrator in order to better protect the victim and discourage […]

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Video By Indigenous Woman Displays Hospital Staff Taunting Her As She Lay Dying – The Organization for World Peace

October 7, 2020 On Monday, September 28th, an unsettling video was released that displayed staff in a Quebec hospital harassing an Indigenous woman who lay on her deathbed. Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Atikamekw woman, arrived at Joliette hospital in Quebec on Monday, complaining of stomach pain. The mother of seven had previously suffered similar issues […]

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Joyce Echaquan death: Lawyer leading Indigenous mortality committee to lead public inquiry – Globalnews.ca

October 7, 2020 Coroner Géhane Kamel, already in charge of a committee on mortality in Indigenous communities, will be responsible for the public inquiry into the death of Joyce Echaquan. The Legault government made the request on Saturday amid mounting calls for justice for the Echaquan family. The 37-year old mother of seven, died on […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202025 Views

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Nunavik to boost COVID-19 screening, testing to stave off second wave – Nunatsiaq News

Nunavik health authorities have hired new staff and public health nurses to boost its screening and testing capabilities in the region, to help prevent the potential surge of new COVID-19 cases as has recently been seen cropping up across southern Quebec. Nunavik has seen a total of 19 cases of the virus since April, but […]

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‘Nnui’sultinej Wejignematl – Let’s Speak Mi’gmaw Challenge Week 1 – LMG

The challenge is intended for community members to start the conversation in Mi’gmaw from anywhere at anytime through the use of social media and videos. In support of Gepmite’tmg Mi’gmawei – Honouring the Mi’gmaq Way, also known as Mi’gmaq History Month, each week of this month we will be sharing a different speak Mi’gmaw challenge. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202022 Views

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Indigenous women have ‘unfinished business’ years after Val d’Or police abuse scandal – Ricochet Media

One of the women who came forward says she was intimidated by a private investigator hired by the police union One accuser is dead. Another says she was intimidated by a private investigator hired by the police union. Meanwhile, a First Nation chief says they reported police violence against Indigenous women years before the allegations […]

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Three mining operations build on-site COVID-19 labs in northern Quebec – CBC

Move means some Cree workers can see family for the first time in months Oct 07, 2020 From June to September, Michelle Polson didn’t get a single cuddle or kiss from her two young children, daughter Payton, 10, and son Keyton, 8. Like other Cree working in the mining sector, Polson’s life consisted of a brutal […]

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Editorial: Institutionalized racism persists against Indigenous communities – The Link

October 6, 2020 The death of Joyce Echaquan, which made waves across Quebec, is a painful reminder of the hatred and ignorance that is continuously manifested toward Indigenous communities. The incident shocked many, yet it reflects a landscape of daily injustices faced by Indigenous communities, many of these anchored in stereotypes, prejudice, and other avenues […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202032 Views

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A new Indigenous personas initiative seeks to achieve more inclusive digital environments at Concordia – Concordia U

‘Diversity of experiences in the university community influence accessibility and use of technology’ October 6, 2020 Personas can act as a means of understanding various realities. This is especially relevant given that traditional concepts of objectivity tend to exclude multiple worldviews in the design of products, services and even digital experiences. As part of Concordia’s […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202024 Views

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