Federal Government Announces Settlement With Residential School Day Scholars

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Federal Government Announces Settlement With Residential School Day Scholars

In a virtual news conference, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett announces that a settlement has been reached with residential school survivors known as day scholars. She is joined by representative plaintiffs in the Gottfriedson Indian Residential Schools Day Scholar class action. Day scholars attended residential schools but returned home at night. Day scholars and their descendants filed a class action against the federal government because day scholars were not eligible for compensation as part of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement that was announced in 2006. (June 9, 2021)