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
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…
"Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn a meeting with provincial counterparts, healthcare workers and Indigenous leaders..aimed at starting the work to fight systemic racism"…
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…

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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.”…
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”…
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”…
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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…
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”…
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…
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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.…
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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…

“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…

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…
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… 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… 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… Image
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