Seeking ‘justice and recognition,’ class action filed by survivors of Ile-a-la-Crosse residential school – The Star Phoenix

Seeking ‘justice and recognition,’ class action filed by survivors of Ile-a-la-Crosse residential school – The Star Phoenix

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202318 Views

Jan 24, 2023

Survivors of the residential school that housed Metis children in Saskatchewan filed the class action lawsuit last month against the federal and provincial governments.

WHITECAP — A survivor of the Ile-a-la-Crosse residential school says he hopes a class action lawsuit filed recently will bring other survivors “the justice we deserve.”

Survivors of the residential school that housed Metis children in Saskatchewan filed the class action lawsuit last month against the federal and provincial governments. The lawsuit, filed in Saskatchewan Court of King’s Bench by six survivors and generational survivors, comes after what the Ile-a-la-Crosse survivors committee called “many years of failed attempts” to negotiate with the Saskatchewan and Canadian governments.

The Ile-a-la-Crosse Residential Boarding School opened in the 1820s and operated for more than 100 years in the northern village until the mid-1970s, when it burned down for the last time and wasn’t rebuilt.

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