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Author: Colin Orsak

Photo of Joyce Echaquan found on her Facebook page.

The death of Joyce Echaquan: ‘Indigenous people know it’s not unique’

Joyce Echaquan’s tragic death and the racist verbal abuse she faced while receiving medical treatment has shocked many Canadians, but her experience is far from an isolated incident, say Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders alike. “Indigenous people know it’s not unique,” said Lorraine Whitman, head of the Native Women’s Association of Canada. Acknowledging that, four senior federal ministers convened a virtual...