Who is Joyce Echaquan? Wiki, Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Cause of Death, Investigation Report

Joyce Echaquan Wiki – Joyce Echaquan Biography

Joyce Echaquan is a Atikamekw woman who died in hospital in Joliette, Quebec on 28 September 2020. Before her death, she recorded a Facebook Live that showed healthcare workers abusing her. Disturbing video captures nurses in Canada taunting and berating a dying Indigenous woman in the last moments of her life.

Echaquan is a member of the Atikamekw Indigenous tribe found in Southwest Quebec, previously suffered similar issues and also had a heart condition. Her family believes she was given too much morphine and it contributed to her death, which is still under investigation.

As of late Canada has been dealing with racial shamefulness endured by its indigenous individuals. A year ago an administration request found that Canada was complicit in “race-based slaughter” against indigenous ladies.

The report said indigenous ladies were multiple times bound to be killed or to vanish than other ladies in Canada. The request said the reason was profound established imperialism and state inaction.

Quebec distributed its own report a year back, following a public investigation into the connection between indigenous individuals and the common taxpayer supported organizations.

The magistrate found that it was “difficult to reject that individuals from First Nations and Inuit are casualties of foundational separation in their relations with the public administrations that are the subject of this request”.

Joyce Echaquan Age

Joyce Echaquan was 37 years old.


Echaquan’s husband said he’s destroyed over his wife’s death. “I have seven children who find themselves without a mother,” Carol Dubé said. “I am sad. I am so sad.”

Health Condition

Echaquan, a mother of seven from Manawan, was admitted on September 26th for stomach pains. She had suffered heart problems in the past and had a pacemaker. On September 28th, she was given morphine despite her request that they stop because she was concerned she’d already been administered too much.

For seven minutes, she used Facebook Live to record a livestream using the name “JoyceCarol Dube”. In the recording, she cries for help as two unidentified workers can be heard insulting her in French. One woman called Echaquan “stupid as hell” and said that she was only “good for sex” while another criticized her “bad choices.” Echaquan was tied to her bed.

Echaquan Reactions

“The nurse, what she said, is totally unacceptable, it’s racist and she was fired,” Quebec Premier François Legault told a news conference this week. “We must fight this racism.”

Three current investigations have been launched. Two will be conducted by regional health authorities, one looking into Ms Echaquan’s case and another into practices at the hospital.

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A forensic pathologist responsible for investigating deaths in suspicious circumstances or due to negligence will also look into her death.

Ghislain Picard, Grand Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec and Labrador, said racism was “very often the fruit of government policies which lead to systemic discrimination”.

The premier is expected to meet with Chief Picard on Friday.

In a tweet, Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said the incident showed that discrimination against indigenous people in Canada’s healthcare system remained prevalent.

The Atikamekw council of Manawan said the remarks “clearly demonstrate racism against First Nations”.

A vigil for Ms Echaquan was held outside the Joliette hospital on Tuesday evening and a protest is planned in Montreal at the weekend.

Online fundraising campaigns have been set up to support her family, with one raising over C$160,000 ($120,000; £91,500).


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