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Indian Day Schools Settlement Agreement

The first day schools were opened in the early 1860s, while many were closed or controlled by the commune in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. The last school featured in the books was the Oka Country School in Kanesatake, Que., on September 1, 2000. The comparison will also allow the estates of survivors who have died since July 31, 2007 to assert their rights. For legal advice or assistance in completing your application form free of charge, please contact Class Counsel, Gowling WLG at 1-844-539-3815 or or visit their website at The Retainer of Non-Class Counsel must set out the consequences that a retainer will have with them on the usual duties and responsibilities that the Class Counsel owes to the complainant. By signing a separate retainer agreement and/or deciding to use a lawyer other than Class Counsel, it is presumed that the applicant has waived access to Class Counsel`s free legal services and is presumed to have exempted Class Counsel from its obligations to assist that particular applicant. The national class action comparator offers former students compensation of between $10,000 and $200,000, based on abuse suffered while attending schools. A $200 million Legacy Fund will also be created for wellness and healing initiatives. The opt-out is a serious and lasting decision. Those who opt out do not receive compensation as part of this transaction. However, they reserve the right, if they so wish, to bring their own actions against Canada at their own expense. This document is also available in: Select a language English French Cree Ojibwe Dene Inuktitut Mi`kmaq Survivors can fill out an application form available with additional information on the official website for class action comparison, or call 1-888-221-2898 for assistance.

David Schulze, a Montreal lawyer for Dionne Schulze, said the comparison process used is not conducive to the phenomenon of progressive disclosure, where survivors reveal more when they feel more comfortable. After June 15, survivors of Indian day schools will no longer be able to submit or change the amount of compensation they suffered as part of the legal comparison for damages suffered while attending state-run schools. “The truth about these schools is that it was the ultimate colonial practice,” Carolyn Bennett, the Crown`s Minister of Indigenous Relations, told CBC News.