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Former Kivalliq Hall students win long fight for compensation


A five-year legal battle has ended with former students of a residential school in Rankin Inlet becoming eligible to receive compensation for their time at the school.

"I was stunned," said Simeon Mikkungwak of the decision, released Wednesday. "After a few hours I got excited. At the same time I was really thinking about all my friends I went to high school with at Kivalliq Hall."

A Kivalliq Hall resident student from 1985 to 1989, and now Baker Lake MLA, Mikkungwak helped initiate the legal action.


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