Lakeside Medical Clinic, our physicians & staff, joins those in mourning the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were recently discovered at a former residential school in Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. We recognize that these horrific acts of racism, hate, extreme torture & abuse are more than just a “dark chapter of Canada’s history” and continue to have a profound effect on the Indigenous community. We honour these children and every child who was forced to attend residential schools. We acknowledge the profound effects that these cruel institutions have had on these children, their families and the subsequent generational trauma that they have caused, which continues to impact the Indigenous community.
We are committed to educating ourselves regarding the long history of genocide against Indigenous Peoples within Canada and firmly believe that every single one of us is responsible for the advancement of meaningful truth and reconciliation.