WATCH: Joyce Echaquan Video Shows Loved One’s Urge Action On Racism On Anniversary of Her Death: After one year, Joyce Echaquan was taunted by staff as she was lay dying in hospital, her community and family members called on Quebecers to respect and honor her legacy by admitting systemic racism in health care and all over the society. Echaquan (37-year-old) Atikamekw the mother of 7, recorded herself on Facebook Live as a nurse and on meticulous were listened making disparaging comments towards her at a hospital which is in Joliette, Que, northeast of Montreal, prior to her demised on 28th September 2020.
Joyce Echaquan Video
After one year of her demise, the family of Echaquan visited the hospital room on Tuesday, where she was demised and after that took part in a ceremony in her respect and honor with the community members of Atikamekw, politicians, and other guests. Few guests held a pink and red rose as they entered a white tent constructed behind the hospital. While other guests wearing ribbon skirts or sweatshirts possessing the picture of Echaquan, sat on folding chairs outside the hospital.
After the ceremony was completed, Carol Dube, the husband of late Joyce Echaquan, talks while filling tears in his eyes and he begins to give details of how her demised had exhausted the family. He continued to said that she did not deserve the “derogation” she suffered at the hands of hospital staff at the final stage of her life. But he also expressed hope that the demise of his partner would help to construct a better and good society.
He stated that “We have to give logical meaning to this disastrous event. Ignorance must relinquish its place in reconciliation. I remain, in spite of everything, filled with new hope, as I have seen people stand up, rising up their voices against discrimination and racism.
The death of Echaquan sparked outrage all over the province and it directs to calls for more action to handle or tackle the racism and discrimination that native people-native women in particular face when attempting to get or access the services of government. Some of those who were present at the ceremony admitted that certain changes have happened, including the hiring of more native staff within the health network of provinces.
Many speakers, though called out the government of Quebec for refusing the recognize the noumenal of systemic racism-something Premier François Legault has consistently denied doing. Cheif of Echaquan’s community of Manawan, Paul-Emile Ottawa located around 150 kilometers north of Montreal stated the government of Quebec has a “duty” to admit systemic racism and its failure to do so “act for a great pain and adds greatly to the pain experienced by the family of Joyce and her loved ones.”