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Canada to pay survivors of Indian residential schools more than $2B

Jan 24, 2023 10:09AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Survivors of St. Michael's Indian Residential School in Alert Bay, British Columbia gathered in 2015 to witness the school's demolition. (Photo: Reconciliation Canada Facebook Page)

By Native News Online News Staff - Native News Online - January 23, 2023

The Canadian government has agreed to pay more than $2 billion to hundreds of Indigenous communities to settle a lawsuit centered around nearly a century of abuse suffered by children who attended Indian residential schools.   

The lawsuit, filed by 325 First Nations communities in 2012, sought compensation for the physical, sexual and mental abuse suffered by Indigenous children during the residential school era in Canada. 


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