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Another residential school lawsuit in Canada

Natives who attended day schools in Canada are suing the federal government, saying they were left out of a $1.9 billion settlement.

The day schools were similar to residential schools that were part of the settlement. But former students say they aren't being compensated for their experience.

"The [government] agreement did not compensate the approximately 75,000 First Nation children who were placed in day schools," Ray Mason of Spirit Wind, a support group for former students, told CBC News. "Many of them were harmed in the same manner as those students who were in the residential schools."

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Indian residential day school students launch lawsuit (CBC 12/8)