Métis residential school survivors file 2nd lawsuit against Saskatchewan, Canada – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 202325 Views

Jan 24, 2023

A group of Métis survivors continue to battle the governments of Saskatchewan and Canada for compensation from their time as students at the historical Île-à-la-Crosse Residential School.

The Île-à-la-Crosse Survivors Committee announced Tuesday it had filed a proposed class-action lawsuit, which still needs to be certified, on Dec. 27 with the Court of King’s Bench in Saskatchewan.

It is the second time the group is taking legal action after Métis and non-status First Nations people were excluded from the multi-billion dollar Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) in 2005 and McLean Federal Indian Day Schools Class Action settlement in 2019.

“Île-à-la-Crosse is the second-oldest community in western Canada,” said Michelle LeClair, vice-president of the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan (MNS), which is funding the lawsuit.

“Not long after the community started the (Catholic) church moved in.”

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