What you need to know about filing an Indian day schools settlement claim – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202056 Views

Nearly 700 schools operated across Canada between 1863 and 2000

Jan 13, 2020

Thousands of former students who suffered harms while attending federally operated Indian day schools are now able to submit claims for compensation.

The claims process began Jan. 13 for the long-awaited nationwide settlement, which offers former students a range of compensation between $10,000 and $200,000, based on abuse suffered. Former students have two and a half years to submit their claims.

“I am glad to finally reach this stage of the process and am hopeful that this settlement will help survivors and their families,” said plaintiff Angel Sampson in a statement issued by Gowling WLG, the law firm handling the settlement.

“No amount of money will ever take away the memories of our experiences, but perhaps it can create new and better ones for us all. If Canada can acknowledge what we endured, in what was a very dark time of its history, then we can all make sure this never happens again.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/indian-day-schools-settlement-claims-1.5425226

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