Articles, Op-eds & Interviews

ER physician confronts medical colonialism in new book
By: Royal College Staff
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
October 13, 2020
(Version en français disponible ici)

Joyce n’est pas la seule victime: Les Autochtones ont bien des raisons de craindre le traitement que leur réserve le système de santé
By: Nora T. Lamontagne
Journal de Montréal
October 11, 2020

One doctor’s view on systemic racism
Interview with Amanda Kline
In-depth, CTV News Montreal
October 10, 2020

‘Cultural safety’ in our health care system
Interview with Mike Finnerty
Daybreak, CBC Radio (Montreal)
October 8, 2020

Atikamekw Nation Grand Chief claims Joyce Echaquan’s family, community want more than apology
By: Anne Leclair
Global News (Montreal)
October 7, 2020

Interview with Alison Brunette
Breakaway, CBC Radio (Quebec City)
October 5, 2020

What is being done after Joyce Echaquan’s death?
Interview with Mike Finnerty
Daybreak, CBC Radio (Montreal)
October 5, 2020

Calls for cultural safety training for health-care staff renewed after Joyce Echaquan’s death
By: Ka’nhehsí:io Deer
CBC News
October 5, 2020

Un historique funeste entre le système de santé et les Autochtones
By: Marie-Michèle Sioui
Le Devoir
October 3, 2020

Lettre ouverte: Le racisme systémique a tué Joyce Echaquan
By: Nazila Bettache & Samir Shaheen-Hussain, with signatories
LaPresse+
October 3, 2020

Why did Indigenous communities undergo strict public health measures amid COVID?
Because Canada’s healthcare system has failed them before
By: Samir Shaheen-Hussain, Suzanne Shoush, Semir Bulle, and Naheed Dosani
Toronto Star
October 1, 2020

Joyce Echaquan’s treatment wasn’t an isolated incident: Systemic racism against Indigenous people is endemic within the health-care system
By: Nazila Bettache & Samir Shaheen-Hussain
Montreal Gazette
September 30, 2020 (print version of October 1, 2020; Ottawa Citizen print version of October 2, 2020)

COVID-19 is deadly. So were viruses that killed Indigenous children in residential schools:
Orange Shirt Day reminds us of our medical colonialism
By: Samir Shaheen-Hussain, Suzanne Shoush, Semir Bulle, and Naheed Dosani
Toronto Star
September 30, 2020

Ensuring Indigenous children have #aHand2Hold
By: Health e-News, McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
September 29, 2020

Interview: Kaitlin Littlechild
By: Outside The Book
August 25, 2020

We Must Ask Why Medicine Still Puts Racists On A Pedestal
By: Samir Shaheen-Hussain
HuffPost
August 24, 2020

No pedestal for medical pioneer Sir William Osler
By: Samir Shaheen-Hussain
Montreal Gazette
August 10, 2020 (print version of August 11, 2020)

Decolonizing Health Care: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children
By: Samir Shaheen-Hussain
Canadian Paediatric Society
July 14, 2020

Doctor pens book on fight to confront ‘medical colonialism’ in Canada
By: Holly Moore
APTN News
May 21, 2020