Native leaders blast plan to hire investigators

Native leaders are criticizing the Canadian government's plan to hire private investigators to verify abuse at residential schools.

The government plans to spend $3 million (Canadian) over three years on 21 private investigator firms. The goal is to investigate the nearly 13,000 abuse claims made by Natives who suffered physical, sexual and emotional abuse at the schools.

Phil Fontaine, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said the plan would hurt tribal-federal relations. AFN proposed its own compensation plan but the government hasn't responded.

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Feds hiring private eyes to check abuse claims (CBC 2/10)

Relevant Links:
Indian Residential Schools Resolution Department -

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