D+Q has donated $1000 to the GoFundMe fundraiser for the seven children of Joyce Echaquan who was killed at the hands of her caregivers at a hospital in Joliette Quebec, and spent her last moments recording slurs directed to her by two nurses.
Today is the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation and it is clear we all need to do more toward changing the system. We encourage everyone to do what you can: donate; march this Saturday; read the action plan put forth by the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador; and call on Quebec's Indigenous Affairs Minister for action.
Justice for Joyce Resources:
Justice pour Joyce / Justice for Joyce GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/justice-pour-joycejustice-for-joyce
Justice for Joyce Protest / Manifestation in Montreal Saturday October 3: https://www.facebook.com/events/388471799232996
The AFNQL Action Plan on Racism and Discrimination: https://apnql.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/ACTION-PLAN-ON-RACISM-AND-DISCRIMINATION_ENG.pdf
Contact information for Sylvie D'Amours, Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs: http://www.assnat.qc.ca/en/deputes/d-amours-sylvie-15399/coordonnees.html
Native Women's Shelter of Montreal: http://www.nwsm.info/
Le Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec (RCAAQ): https://www.rcaaq.info/