Deadline to apply for Sixties Scoop compensation approaches

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Federal Court of Canada approved the settlement agreement in the national Indian Day Schools class action Garry Leslie McLean et al v. Attorney General of Canada

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Grand Council Treaty #3

The deadline for submitting an Individual Payment Application form for 60’s Scoop survivors is Friday, August 30, 2019.

The application forms must be received by Collectiva or postmarked by this date. If you have already submitted an Individual Payment Application Form for to Collectiva, you do not have to submit another application.

Treaty #3 is mandated to support claimants throughout the Independent Assessment Process as well as to provide support and services through awareness of traditional teachings in respect to re-building its families and communities. Healing became an initiative as a result of the Indian Residential School legacy.

The $875 million class action settlement agreement set aside $750 million to compensate status First Nations and Inuit children who were removed from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous foster or adoptive parents between 1951 and 1991 and lost their cultural identities as a result.

A part of the settlement includes $50 million for the establishment of a foundation, which will begin consulting with survivors on Sept. 20 in Montreal.

Claims administrator Collectiva has received over 20,000 claims to date, and will continue to receive submissions by mail, fax, or online until Friday, August 30.

Submit an application by email to sixtiesscoop@collectiva.ca or visit https://www.sixtiesscoopsettlement.info

The Day Schools

On August 19, 2019 the Federal Court of Canada approved the settlement agreement in the national Indian Day Schools class action Garry Leslie McLean et al v. Attorney General of Canada, deeming it fair, reasonable and in the best interests of the class members. Once the appeal and opt-out periods have concluded, class members will be able to apply for compensation and other benefits.

Crisis support is available for class members through Hope for Wellness. This service provides counselling and crisis intervention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the toll-free line

1-855-242-3310, or connect to the online chat at hopeforwellness.ca.

For more information please contact the Indian Residential School Program: Larry Henry (807) 464-4638 or Cultural Coordinator: Delores Kelly (807) 464-0037

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