Dip wan lümootk lak’üünsk – We are healing together

Background

Lax Kw’alaams Band has been appointed a lead community within British Columbia by the Province of B.C. to address the impacts left by residential schools and tuberculosis (TB) Indian hospitals. Lax Kw’alaams will be doing research and impact statements on the Crosby Girl School and Miller Bay Hospital, both located in Lax Kw’alaams territory.

Commission Calls to Action 73-76, the governments of Canada and British Columbia have created funding and response programs aimed at assisting Indigenous communities with:

  • Mental health, wellness, clinical and cultural supports;
  • Research, knowledge gathering;
  • Community and survivor engagement;
  • Technical expertise and field investigation work;
  • Communications supports;
  • Training and capacity development;
  • Planning and project management;
  • Policy development; and,
  • Commemoration and memorialization.

Lax Kw’alaams community and membership are beginning a healing journey. This is being initiated through honouring survivors, strong mental health and wellness programming, physical site investigations, long-term memorial building, maintenance, and cultural programming. The focus will be on survivors, and intergenerational survivors, of the Crosby Girl School and Miller Bay Hospital.

Truth and Reconciliation Objectives

Lax Kw’alaams three-fold objectives In the Truth and Reconciliation process includes:

  • Healing the People
  • Truth Telling
  • Protection of the Lost

For updates or ways to get involved, please contact:

Valeen Knott
Project Manager
250.624.5000 ext 2002
[email protected] or
[email protected]

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