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Oct 6 - Ottawa announces $800M settlement with Indigenous survivors of Sixties Scoop


 


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Oct 6 - Ottawa announces $800M settlement with Indigenous survivors of Sixties Scoop
 

 

The Canadian government has reached an agreement in principle with survivors of the Sixties Scoop worth some $800 million, Crown-Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett announced Friday morning, putting an end to years of fractious legal action.

She said the move will "begin to right the wrongs" caused by forcibly removing Indigenous children from their birth families.

"They have lived their lives not being able to be proud Indigenous people," Bennett said of the then children who were adopted out of their home communities. "They have lived their lives not having secure personal cultural identity. That was robbed away. Someone thought that a non-Indigenous family somewhere else in the world was going to do a better job."

Indigenous survivors from as far away as Scotland, northern California, and many places in between, were on hand for the landmark announcement Friday.

Bennett said a final agreement still has to be reached, but the government has set aside $750 million for individual compensation. They've earmarked another $50 million for a foundation dedicated to reconciliation initiatives.

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Too bad America can't be this open about its past transgressions

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