Canada to pay survivors of Indian residential schools more than $2BJan 24, 2023 10:09AM ● By Content Editor
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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