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Personal attendant fired over treatment of dying Indigenous woman in Quebec hospital – Globalnews.ca

A second employee has been fired in connection with a video filmed by Joyce Echaquan shortly before her death on Monday at a hospital in Joliette, Que. The regional health authority (CISSS de Lanaudière) responsible for the hospital where Echaquan, an Indigenous woman of the Atikamekw Nation of Manawan died, confirmed the firing on Thursday […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 202024 Views

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Legault defends Indigenous Affairs minister as outrage grows over hospital death – Montreal Gazette

The premier also noted that $200 million had been included in the last provincial budget to improve services to First Nations. Quebec Premier François Legault came to the defence of embattled Indigenous Affairs minister Sylvie D’Amours on Thursday, assuring the opposition she and the government would produce concrete results after a provincial commission concluded last […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 202024 Views

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Homicide, hate crime investigation needed into death of Joyce Echaquan, say lawyers – CBC

Lawyer says video shows Echaquan ‘met with contempt’ while dying Oct 01, 2020 The Quebec medical staff captured in an online video spewing racist insults while treating Atikamekw woman Joyce Echaquan shortly before her death should be investigated by police for hate-motivated homicide, according to legal experts. Echaquan, 37, a mother of seven, died Monday in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 202025 Views

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Indigenous woman films Canadian hospital staff taunting her before death – NY Post

Disturbing video captures nurses in Canada taunting and berating a dying Indigenous woman in the last moments of her life. Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old mother of seven, died Monday after being admitted to a Joliette hospital for stomach pain two days prior. But before her death, she managed to start a Facebook Live video capturing […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 202026 Views

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‘This horrible injustice’: Indigenous woman taunted on hospital deathbed, activist demands accountability – News 1130

Sep 30, 2020 MONTREAL  – The death of an Indigenous woman who was subject to degrading taunts by nursing staff in a Quebec hospital epitomizes the prevalence of racism against Indigenous people in the province, says a prominent social activist. The death of Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Indigenous mother of seven, in Joliette, Que., on […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 202045 Views

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Opposition says Sylvie D’Amours is no longer fit to be Quebec’s minister for Indigenous affairs – CTV Montreal

September 30, 2020 MONTREAL — The press release issued by Quebec’s Minister responsible for Indigenous Affairs, Sylvie D’Amours, in the wake of the death of Joyce Echaquan is an “insult,” according to the official opposition, who says D’Amours is no longer fit to hold the position. Echaquan — a 37-year-old Indigenous woman — died at […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 202021 Views

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Quebec’s anti-racism task force on track to release report this fall – Nunatsiaq News

30 September 2020 Group has yet to meet with Inuit representatives, but has sent an invitation to Makivik Corp. Quebec’s anti-racism task force is on track to deliver its findings by the end of the fall, says task force member and Ungava MNA Denise Lamothe. Global protests against systemic racism, including the Black Lives Matter […]

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Quebec promises investigation after Atikamekw mother live-streams moments before her death – APTN News

A video showing the last moments of an Atikamekw mother from the community of Manawan has shocked the province of Quebec. Joyce Echaquan, a mother of seven in her mid-thirties, posted a video Monday evening just before her death. In it, she captures racist and dismissive behaviour by the nurses charged with her care – […]

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Treatment of dying Indigenous woman in Quebec hospital sparks outrage – Globalnews.ca

Quebec’s coroner’s office will be looking into the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous woman from the Atikamekw Nation of Manawan, who passed away amid troubling circumstances in a Joliette hospital on Monday. The mother of seven went to hospital after experiencing stomach pains and died a few days later. Before her death, Echaquan took […]

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Nunavik employees to return to Canadian Royalties nickel mine next week – Nunatsiaq News

23 September 2020 Two positive COVID-19 tests on site later found to be false positives Nunavik employees of Canadian Royalties will start to return to work next week, following a six-month leave from the Nunavik nickel mine. That mine—along with neighbouring Glencore Raglan—closed in late March as most of Quebec went into lockdown. Both mines […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202031 Views

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