On September 28, 2020, Joyce Echaquan live streamed mistreatment she was receiving from an unknown number of healthcare workers, who taunted her moments before she died in a hospital in Joliette, outside Montreal.
The 37 year old Atikamekw Nation mother of seven from Manawan north of Joliette, went to the hospital because of stomach pain. While in her bed, she complained that she was being over medicated.
Echaquan’s death has sparked conversations about systemic racism in the healthcare system. Quebec’s coroner has launched an investigation into her death.