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

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

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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 and insulted her. She died on Sept. 28, 2020.

The incident resulted in a wave of shock and grief across Quebec and Canada.

A year later, those Indigenous leaders and those who work within the community continue to grapple with Echaquan’s death as the country prepares to recognize the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday.

Read More: https://montreal.citynews.ca/2021/09/28/change-year-joyce-echaquan-death/

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