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Entertainment Atikamekw leaders taken aback by Quebec government refusal to adopt Joyce's Principle

21:20  28 november  2020
21:20  28 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

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MONTREAL — Atikamekw leaders in Quebec say they are disappointed by the Quebec government's refusal to adopt measures aimed at improving Indigenous health care this week over a reference to systemic racism in the recommendations.

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The Atikamekw of Manawan Council and the Council of the Atikamekw Nation released the set of measures dubbed Joyce's Principle in a document in mid-November.

They're named for Joyce Echaquan, an Atikamekw mother of seven who died in hospital in Joliette, Que., in September after filming staff using derogatory slurs against her.

Video of her ordeal circulated widely on social media and prompted widespread indignation across the country.

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In the wake of her death, her family and the community called for a series of measures to assure that Indigenous people have equitable access to health services without discrimination.

But the Coalition Avenir Quebec government balked at a motion presented this week by the Opposition Liberals, citing the reference to systemic racism in the document.

Indigenous Affairs Minister Ian Lafreniere told reporters Friday the government is committed to adopting the measures in the document, but noted the Legault government's opposition to the term systemic racism should come as no surprise.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 28, 2020.

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Fight against racism in Canada requires chiefs’ constant attention and response—Chief Ghislain Picard .
Racism and discrimination were a focus at the Assembly of First Nations virtual annual general assembly last week. Fighting that injustice was captured in an omnibus resolution package passed on Dec. 8, the first day of the AGA, and in remarks delivered by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a number of federal Cabinet ministers that evening. National Chief Perry Bellegarde and chiefs throughout the two-day event made impassioned comments. The deaths of Chantel Moore and Rodney Levi at the hands of police in New Brunswick; the racist treatment experienced by Joyce Echaquan as she lay dying in a hospital bed in  Quebec; the RCMP reportedly standing by as commercial fish

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