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Former students at Native day schools seek $15B with lawsuit

Filed Under: Canada | Education
More on: abuse, british columbia, residential schools

Former students at Native day schools are seeking $15 billion in compensation from the Canadian government.

A lawsuit alleges the students were subject to abuse and loss of culture at day schools across the nation. It's different from the residential school settlement that the government has implemented.

“The Canadian public has to realize that killing the Indian in the child didn’t just happen at residential school,” attorney Joan Jack told The Vancouver Sun.

Some former students have recently made specific allegations of abuse at a day school in British Columbia.

Get the Story:
First Nations’ day-school pupils seek compensation (The Vancouver Sun 12/3)
TRC takes Ottawa to court in battle over “control” of residential school history (APTN 12/3)
Residential school survivor says talking brings healing (CBC 12/4)

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