|FSIN To Join Class Action Lawsuit|
|Written by Carol Thomson|
|Thursday, 16 August 2012 11:01|
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is planning to join a class-action lawsuit for former residential school students.
The lawsuit was launched in British Columbia by two First Nations Bands for students who attended residential schools during the day, but went home at night.
FSIN Vice Chief Dutch Lerat says the day scholar survivors suffered the same injustices as the Indian Residential School survivors.
He estimates more than 4-thousand Indian Day Scholar survivors in the province.
There were 150 to 160 Indian Residential Schools in Canada not recognized under the 1-point-9 billion dollars Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, and the FSIN estimates 30 of those schools would be in Saskatchewan.
Indian Day Scholar survivors could apply for compensation as non-resident claimants if they suffered specific abuses, but were not part of the common experience payment intended to compensate for loss of language and culture.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 16 August 2012 16:49|