By Jan Murphy Local Journalism Initiative The death of 37-year-old Indigenous Canadian Joyce Echaquan at a Quebec hospital, shortly after she recorded a Facebook Live that showed her screaming in distress and health-care workers abusing her, was the catalyst for a national campaign targeting anti-Indigenous racism in our health system. RISE Against Racism, which will officially launch later this year, is an initiative created by the First Nations Health Managers Association, in partnership with the First Peoples Wellness Circle and the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation. The campaign, said one of its key organizers, comes on the heels of Echaquan’s death on Sept. 28, 2020, at Centre hospitalier de Lanaudiere in Saint-Charles-Borromee , Que. Echaquan was admitted to hospital with stomach pains two days prior to her death. She was restrained and
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