Pleased to participate in this necessary consultation on Addressing Racism Experienced by Indigenous Peoples in Canada’s Health Care System | La contre le racisme subi par les peuples autochtones dans les systèmes de soins de santé du Canada. #JoyceEchaquan
#JusticeForJoyce
Meeting opened in a good way by Elder Dr Cook, Inuk Elder David Serkoak. #JoyceEchaquan
Meeting Co-Chairs Dr. James Makokis (Saddle Lake Cree Nation physician) and Dr Raven Dumont-Maurice (Santé des Premières Nations et des Inuits du Québec). #JusticeforJoyce
Remembering Joyce Echaquan: Frequently asked questions and the facts so far:

"Mother of seven hailed from the 772 hectare Atikamekw community of Manawan in central Quebec" #JusticeForJoyce #JoyceEchaquan @APTNNews aptnnews.ca/national-news/…
"Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett..host a meeting with provincial counterparts, healthcare workers and Indigenous leaders..aimed at starting the work to fight systemic racism in..healthcare" globalnews.ca/news/7398940/j…
Regional Chief Ghislain Picard reflected on #JoyceEchaquan’s courage, foresight to press record, to leave a record of the abuse. “This is a wake up call. We need to stay awake.
Jordan Principle need to be broader. Need “the Joyce Principle” and cultural security. #JusticeForJoyce
Institutions matter, which is why we should be deeply concerned about institutional racism, and not excuse away pattern as individual racism.

Racism in health-care system pushed into spotlight once more, by @Niigaanwewidam #JoyceEchaquan @WinnipegNews winnipegfreepress.com/local/racism-i…

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17 Oct
This is what continuing colonialism & systemic racism look like in everyday practice, while the rcmp *watch* &, unsurprisingly, things spiral out of control

“Non-natives [white fishermen] removing lobster traps set by Indigenous fishermen in western N.S.” cp24.com/news/non-nativ…
We’ve watched in real-time this “ugly confrontations over a First Nation's commercial lobster fishing operation”, ignorance over treaty rights, rcmp inaction fuelling downward spiral.

“Lobster protests: Nova Scotia RCMP arrest two at wharf in Weymouth” collingwoodtoday.ca/national-news/…
Whose accountable for inaction?

The dispute over lobster fishing in Nova Scotia is now totally out of control:

“things got completely out of control after non-Indigenous fishermen trapped two Mi'kmaw fishermen inside a lobster pound and burned their van” freshdaily.ca/news/2020/10/d…
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30 Aug
On memory & forgetfulness: I’ve studied or lived through the rise & fall of many statutes, monuments, walls, etc. Ask: who & what do these represent then & now? “History” isn’t singular, not static.

Falling Down: History's Toppled Statues And Monuments rferl.org/a/toppled-and-…
2) Toppling Monuments, a Visual History. @nytimes:

“History is littered with the shattered remains of toppled statues, and more are toppling now in the American South” nytimes.com/2017/08/17/wor…
3)”in 1776..after the Declaration of Independence was ratified..a moment that was immortalized in a mid-19th-century painting, soldiers and civilians tore down a gilded statue of Britain’s King George III in Manhattan”

Toppling Monuments, a Visual History nytimes.com/2017/08/17/wor…
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21 Aug
1)Thread on the diversity of the Black pop in Canada. This heterogeneity often obscured by anti-Black racism, stereotypes & biases that reduce the fact of Blackness to what Desmond Cole names, explores & disrupts in _The Skin We're in_. Some key @StatCan_eng reports/resources👇🏿👇🏾
2)The @StatCan_eng team in CELIS/Centre for Ethnocultural, Language & Immigration Stats is led by consultative Asst Dir Dr Jean-Pierre Corbeil. They draw on a Working Group on Black communities in Canada: me, Afua Cooper, Carl James, Myrlande Pierre, Scot Wortley Frantz Voltaire.
3) Few good statistical profiles of the Black community in Canada pre-CELIS' work in the context of the UN Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-24 & BHM.

Statistics Canada. Blacks in Canada: A Long History. By Anne Milan and Kelly Tran. Spring 2004. www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/11-008-…
Read 21 tweets
1 Jul
On being “a Karen” (don’t)
#Karen understands her social position/power w/in systemic racism.Vidéos show how pwr operates in realtime

‘I will call the cops!’ White woman threatens to call police on Black man for blowing leaves rawstory.com/2020/06/i-will…

👇🏾
“Karens” understand threat—calling police on Black ppl, —see it as institution for preserving social power, privilege, comfort.

Black family says white woman called police over dispute about their right to build a patio. #Karen rawstory.com/2020/06/black-…

👇🏿
Cell phone videos capture today the ugliness of everyday racism and the ubiquitous use of the n-word by “Karens”.
Black folks long shared these stories & often encountered disbelief, denial, by too-many white folks, still. Unlearning racism will be hard👇🏿
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19 Jun
Dear @NavdeepSBains, @StatCan_eng, @univcan, @CAUT_ACPPU:
Equity reqs disaggregated visible/racialized minority (race-based) data for all @CRC_CRC, #DimensionsEDI, #HigherEd👇🏾

Race, Ethnicity, &Gender of Full-Time Faculty at >3,400 Institutions @chronicle chronicle.com/interactives/f…
2)@NavdeepSBains, @univcan, @StatCan_eng, @CAUT_ACPPU: Commitments to equity ring hallow w/out simultaneous commitment to the systematic collection of disaggregated data & tracking progress. The adage holds: “if it doesn’t get measured it doesn’t get done”
3)Proposal: Time for @StatCan_eng, @univcan, @CollegeCan & @CAUT_ACPPU to collab in developing common nat’l survey w/disaggregated equity data that can be used in all universities, colleges, institutes. Also more cost effective than each institution developing diff survey #cdnpse
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12 May
#Trailblazer: Dominique Anglade.

“Dominique Anglade named Quebec Liberal leader, becomes first black woman to head a party in province” #WomenInPolitics #qcpoli #cdnpoli @globalnews globalnews.ca/news/6928758/d… ImageImage
Liberal MNA #DominiqueAnglade becomes first Black woman to lead a provincial party in Quebec:

“I'm proud to become the first female leader of the Quebec Liberal Party, a party that has always been at the forefront of economic and social progress”—Anglade cbc.ca/news/canada/mo… Image
#Trailblazer: Gloria Brown-Johnson
Black Canadian Women in #HigherEducation, @fdnPETF Fellow project: A Seat at the Table:Engendering Black Canadian Pasts & Futures

Medical practitioner was Concordia University Science College first graduate: @RonFanfair1 ronfanfair.com/home/2020/3/18… Image
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