Federal Indian Day School settlement claims process now open – APTN News

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January 13, 2020

After years of waiting, day school survivors can finally apply for compensation beginning Monday, Jan. 13.

“We’re feeling Garry McLean smiling down upon us,” Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said of the original lead plaintiff.

McLean, a day school survivor from Manitoba, initiated a multi-billion-dollar class-action lawsuit in 2009 against Canada after day school survivors were left out of the residential schools settlement agreement.

He was all smiles last year when Bennett announced her government would settle.

“We’re taking everything that we learned from the residential school process, a little bit from what we learned after 60s Scoop, to not have to go to court,” Bennett told APTN News in an interview.

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