By Rosalind Russell – The Federal Indian Day School Class Action Settlement is set to close forever in July, but there are concerns survivors have been excluded.
Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Reg Niganobe says Canada’s approach to the implementation of the claim regime should be grounded in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
He says some survivors have not been included and that is not acceptable.
Niganobe say they are now asking Canada to consider Call #29, to work collaboratively with Day School Survivors and their families who were not included in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.
He also pointed out that an extension should have been considered considering the challenges that the pandemic presented over the last couple of years.
Photo: First Nations are calling on an extension for day school attendees at former residential schools. Photo by Rosalind Russell