Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 29: Justice (25-42)

Anishinabek Nation and FSIN call for action on the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement

June 22, 2022

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 being experienced across Canada by Day School Survivors.

June 27, 2022: NationTalk – See also the attached from Chiefs of Ontario requesting support from First Nations leaders across Canada to participate in the Joint Letter, which calls for the Day Schools Settlement to be amended to address these significant concerns:

  • the lack of in-person local supports
  • the inability for a survivor to change compensation levels if they first applied for the wrong level due to a lack of a trauma informed approach.
  • for the claims deadline to be extended by two years, allowing for the time lost due to COVID-19 and to give time for a more compassionate process.