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September 21, 2023
Day Scholars Settlement Class Members can apply for an extension until January 4, 2024
NNL Digital News Update Individuals who attended Federal Indian Residential Schools as a Day Scholar have a four-month extension to apply for compensation. VANCOUVER – LEGAL – Individuals who attended a Federal Indian Residential School during the day but did not stay overnight (“Day Scholars”) have an additional four months to submit a claim for the...
August 10, 2023
Court denies deadline extension for Indian Day School compensation claims
‘This decision should not be taken as a dismissal of the concerns put forward;’ court docs say CBC News: Indian day school survivors will not be given more time to apply for compensation, according to a Federal Court decision released on Thursday. The decision marks the end of a legal battle filed by Audrey Hill and Six...
March 9, 2023
‘Historic’ $2.8B class-action Indigenous court settlement approved
Schools aimed to assimilate Indigenous children and abuse was widespread WARNING: This story contains distressing details. CBC News: A Federal Court judge has approved a $2.8-billion settlement agreement between the Canadian government and plaintiffs representing 325 First Nations whose members went to residential day schools. Justice Ann Marie McDonald said in her ruling issued Thursday...
February 27, 2023
First Nations leaders voice support for $2.8B federal agreement to settle lawsuit on residential schools
Indigenous chiefs and Ottawa announced the agreement in January CBC News: Canadian Press – First Nations leaders are voicing their formal support in Federal Court for a $2.8-billion settlement agreement to a class-action residential schools lawsuit. Former Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc chief Shane Gottfriedson told the Federal Court judge in Vancouver that reaching the settlement with the federal...
January 23, 2023
Settlement agreement reached for Band class litigation
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada: Taking care: We recognize this news release may contain information that is difficult for many and that our efforts to honour Survivors and families may act as an unwelcome reminder for those who have suffered hardships through generations of government policies that were harmful to Indigenous Peoples. The National Residential...
January 21, 2023
Ottawa announces $2.8 billion to settle remaining part of B.C. day scholar lawsuit
The federal government says it’s come to a $2.8-billion agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by members of a British Columbia Indigenous band who attended residential schools as day scholars. Toronto Star: VANCOUVER – The federal government has come to a $2.8-billion agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by two British Columbia first...
January 11, 2023
As extension period for Indian Day Schools settlement comes to an end, concerns remain
Deadline to submit a claim with an extension form is Jan. 13 at 11:59 PST CBC News: Louise Mayo anticipates busy days ahead as the end of the week approaches, closing the extension period for claims to a national class action settlement for First Nations and Inuit children who suffered harm while attending federally-run Indian...
July 12, 2022
Indian Day School deadline to file could be extended for federal lawsuit claimants
Nunatsiaq News: The deadline to file a claim under the Federal Indian Day School Class Action lawsuit is Wednesday, but some people might be eligible to file late. So far, approximately 150,000 people have filed claims related to their experiences at residential day schools, according to Gowling WLG, the law firm behind the class-action lawsuit....
June 22, 2022
Anishinabek Nation and FSIN call for action on the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement
In a true and honourable act of Truth and Reconciliation, we are calling on the Government of Canada to take the steps necessary to bring Class Council to the table to extend the deadline for the Federal Indian Day school Class Action Settlement and begin important discussions around addressing the additional barriers to equitable justice...
October 25, 2021
Indian Day Schools
Federal Indian Day Schools Community Support Program re-instituting community visits to facilitate claims submission process. 92,000 survivors, or 72 per cent of claimants, have received their settlements, including nearly 79,000 who were awarded $10,000 each, and more than 13,000 who received higher amounts...
August 19, 2021
The McLean Day Schools Settlement Corporation is beginning consultations on how to roll out a $200-million fund earmarked for initiatives that support Indian Day School survivors and their families....
June 7, 2021
Settlement reached with Survivor and Descendant Class Members
Crown-Indigenous Relations – A settlement has been reached with Survivor and Descendant Class Members in the Gottfriedson Indian Residential Schools Day Scholar class action. The settlement agreement combines individual compensation for harms experienced in attending an Indian Residential School as a Day Scholar with forward-looking investments to support healing, wellness, education, language, culture, heritage and...
January 4, 2021
Indian Day Schools
The individual claims process in the Gottfriedson Indian Residential Schools Day Scholars Class Action settlement is now open. The deadline to submit a claim is October 4, 2023. Each Day Scholar who attended an Indian Residential School during the day only (but did not sleep there overnight) is eligible to apply for a $10,000 Day...
August 19, 2019
Approval of class-action lawsuit
The Federal Court has approved a nation-wide class action settlement to compensate survivors (approximately 200,000) for harms suffered while attending Federal Indian Day Schools and Federal Day Schools. The settlement includes compensation for eligible Survivor Class Members ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 based on the level of harm experienced as well as the creation of...
March 13, 2019
Settlement range for Indian Day Schools survivors
Feathers of Hope – “The Government of Canada announced a range for the settlement for Indigenous Day School survivors on March 12, 2019. The lack of detail on the process, clarity on the individual adjudication process and the principle of access to legal counsel is sorely missing. We are calling on the Minister of Indigenous Crown Relations, Carolyn Bennett, to...
March 12, 2019
Proposed settlement agreement reached
Announcement that parties have reached a proposed settlement agreement recognizing the harms suffered by former students of Indian Day Schools. The proposed settlement agreement includes $10,000 in individual compensation for thousands of Indigenous people who suffered harm while attending federally operated Indian Day Schools. Those who experienced physical and sexual abuse are eligible for additional...
December 6, 2018
The Agreement-in-Principle includes individual compensation for harms suffered while attending an Indian Day School including cultural harm and physical and sexual abuse. In addition to the individual compensation, the Agreement-in-Principle includes $200 million in funding available to support healing, wellness, education, language, culture and commemoration. Specific details regarding individual compensation will be made available in...
Start of legal action against Indian Day Schools
Garry McLean started a legal action regarding the forced attendance of Aboriginal students at Indian Day Schools across Canada. This proposed national Class Action is the first of its kind and seeks compensation for the damages and abuses suffered by all Indian Day School students who were forced to attend Indian Day Schools and were...
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