Despite apologies and announcements, little has changed says Joyce Echaquan’s community – APTN News

One year has come and gone since Joyce Echaquan hit record and livestreamed her dying moments at the Joliette hospital outside Montreal to Facebook while nursing staff taunted the Atikamekw mother of seven.

On the anniversary of her death, her community says despite apologies, announcements and investments, little has changed.

“They’ve appointed [a liaison] at the regional health authority, but when we talk to our community members – they still live with that fear,” says Constant Awashish, grand chief of the Council of the Atikamekw Nation. “They still feel they’re not listened to. And when you hear government representatives say they won’t acknowledge Joyce’s Principle when it’s so important for the community and the family.

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