Residential school settlements reach $2.6 billion

Residential school settlements reach $2.6 billion

By Jason Warick, The StarPhoenix January 4, 2015

More than $2.6 billion has been paid out to date as compensation to former Indian residential school students across the country, but some say money alone will not heal their wounds.

 

“There’s still a lot to be done. There are many different ways of healing,” Lac la Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson said.

As of Dec. 1, $2.643 billion had been paid out by the federal government in more than 30,000 settlements across Canada . . .

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