Kílala Lelum (Urban Indigenous Health and Healing Cooperative) aims to partner Indigenous Elders with physicians and allied health professionals to provide physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual care to the community in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Kilala Lelum statement on Orange Shirt Day:
Today we wear orange to honour the survivors of the residential school system in Canada. We honour the descendants of residential school survivors, and we honour those who did not survive.
We honour the members of Kilala Lelum, and our elders and staff, many of whom have been – and continue to be – impacted by the legacy of the residential school system in Canada.
Today we thank those who have come forward to share their stories, and honour those who are not ready to do so. We pledge to continue our work together to heal our communities in a spirit of justice and reconciliation.