Land Acknowledgement

Access Midwifery provides care and services to clients on the unceded, traditional territories of the Lkwungen (Esquimalt, and Songhees), Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia’new, T’Sou-ke and W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) people.

We recognize that, as settlers, we have significantly changed Indigenous peoples’ relationships with this land. We acknowledge that the impacts of colonization, land expropriation, and residential schools are both historic and current. We have taken steps, and will continue to take steps, to create a welcoming and respectful environment in our clinic, our hospitals, and our communities.

All the midwives, staff, and providers at our clinic continue to work on learning cultural humility and cultural safety.

Access Midwifery acknowledges the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

 We are committed to working with Indigenous clients and communities, Indigenous Midwives, and other health care providers and community organizations to implement recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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