‘I don’t trust anybody’: St. Anne’s survivor feels betrayed, as federal government seeks $25K from lawyer

‘I don’t trust anybody’: St. Anne’s survivor feels betrayed, as federal government seeks $25K from lawyer

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A former St. Anne’s Indian Residential School student says she has lost faith in Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett after learning the federal government is seeking thousands of dollars in legal fees from a lawyer representing the survivors.

Angela Shisheesh, who attended the Fort Albany, Ont. school infamous for using a homemade electric chair as punishment and entertainment, said she thinks the federal government is warning other lawyers to back down from defending Indigenous people in court.

“I don’t trust anybody anymore,” Shisheesh says.

In a rare legal move, the federal government is seeking $25,000 in legal costs from lawyer Fay Brunning, who has been representing St. Anne’s students for years.

Shisheesh said this contradicts  . . .

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