Articles, Op-eds & Interviews

Le livre Plus aucun enfant autochtone arraché par le Dr Samir Shaheen-Hussain
Interviewed by Claude Bernatchez
Première Heure, Radio-Canada
5 février 2021

L’urgence pour un pédiatre de décoloniser le système de santé
Espaces Autochtones, Radio-Canada
5 février 2021

Un pédiatre dénonce le colonialisme médical canadien
Le 15-18, Radio-Canada
4 février 2021

Québec pressé d’adopter le «principe de Joyce»
By: Lisa-Marie Gervais
Le Devoir
February 4, 2021

Livre Plus Aucun Enfant Autochtone Arraché: Le Dr Samir Shaheen-Hussain
Interviewed by Annie Desrochers
Le 15-18, Radio-Canada
February 3, 2021

Entrevue avec Samir Shaheen-Hussain
Interviewed by Marie-Louise Arsenault
Plus on est de fous, Plus on lit, Radio-Canada
February 1, 2021

“Racism, colonialism and the medical profession”
Livestream via Facebook and YouTube
Interviewed by Firoze Manji (video podcast)
Organizing in the Time of COVID (Daraja Press)
January 20, 2021

Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada
Interviewed by Gwen Schulman & Doug Miller (audio)
Amandla! (CKUT radio)
December 9, 2020

Montreal doctor’s new book confronts anti-Indigenous racism in health care: “Inflicting emotional and psychological trauma on children should never be normal”
By: Sarah Rogers
Nunatsiaq News
December 4, 2020

Interview with Eva Michael
CBC North Radio 1 (Nunavut)
November 24, 2020

Discussion virtuelle sur le racisme systémique dans le domaine de la santé et des services sociaux au Québec
By: Hénia Ould-Hammou
Le Délit
November 15, 2020

Sir William Osler, the father of modern medicine, made openly racist statements — and it’s time to stop celebrating him, medical journal article says
By: Marco Chown Oved
Toronto Star
November 9, 2020

Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada
(Excerpt from Introduction)
By: Samir Shaheen-Hussain
Canadian Healthcare Network - Medical Post
November 2, 2020

Justice for Joyce, Justice for Georges: The deaths of Joyce Echaquan and Georges-Hervé Awashish reflect the persisting medical racism that exists in Quebec
By: Editorial Board
McGill Daily
October 19, 2020

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
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
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
May 21, 2020