Indigenous people to be better served by Lanaudière health authority, Quebec says – Montreal Gazette

Indigenous people to be better served by Lanaudière health authority, Quebec says – Montreal Gazette

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202136 Views

Barbir said the two employees involved in Echaquan’s video had since quit and the hospital’s chief of emergency services had also left “on her own.”

Feb 25, 2021

Members of the Atikamekw community can expect to be better served at Joliette Hospital in the wake of measures announced Thursday by the local health authority, the Quebec health ministry and the province’s Indigenous Affairs ministry.

Quebec Indigenous Affairs Minister Ian Lafrenière, Health Minister Christian Dubé and interim Lanaudière health authority director Caroline Barbir made the announcement along with Atikamekw chief Paul-Émile Ottawa during a virtual press conference.

The measures come after the death last year at the hospital of Joyce Echaquan, a member of the Atikamekw community who posted a video recorded in the hours before her death that showed her being subjected to racist and derogatory remarks by hospital personnel.

Read More: https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/indigenous-peoples-to-be-better-served-by-lanaudiere-health-authority-government-says

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