Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Ottawa announces compensation of up to $200K for students of Indian Day Schools, $200M legacy fund


March 13, 2019

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett announced today that eligible Indian Day School students will be entitled to thousands of dollars in individual compensation — a settlement reached after students of these formerly federally run institutions launched a class-action lawsuit alleging they faced abuse and neglect while in the care of the state.

As part of the proposed settlement, students who suffered harm while attending the schools will be eligible for $10,000 in individual compensation, the federal government said.


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