On November 23, 2005, the Canadian federal government announced the IRSSA compensation package [2]. It is the largest class action lawsuit in Canadian history. On June 11, 2008, Prime Minister Harper apologized “on behalf of the Canadian government and all Canadians for violently removing Aboriginal children from their homes and communities to attend Indian boarding schools. In this historic apology, the Prime Minister understood that there was no place in Canada for the attitudes that the boarding school system created to impose itself. [16] Thousands of former students who suffered damage while attending state-run Indian day schools can now claim compensation. The approximately 700 Indian day schools excluded from the colony by the federal government are not included. Former students who were physically or sexually assaulted were able to receive between 50,000 and 200,000 $US, depending on the “severity of the abuse suffered.” Sen. Murray Sinclair, the president of the TRC, criticized the federal government`s handled recordings of reports from boarding school survivors. In June, it found that McLean died of cancer in February 2019, a month before Canada announced that a settlement agreement had been reached with the plaintiffs. The agreement was approved in August by the Federal Court of Canada.

Like boarding schools, day schools aimed to assimilate indigenous children while eradicating indigenous languages and cultures, and often had religious affiliations with Catholic, United, Anglican and other churches. Survivor Garry McLean spoke to lawyers with Raymond in 2016, after spending the past seven years building a survivor network and suing within Manitoba`s justice system. After lengthy negotiations with the federal government, an agreement in principle was announced at Parliament Hill in December 2018. After further negotiations, the final transaction of $1.47 billion was announced in August 2019. Garry McLean launched a lawsuit in 2009 for the forced visit of Indigenous students to Indian day schools. She proposed a national class action lawsuit seeking compensation for damages and abuse suffered by day students excluded from the $1.9 billion Indian Schools Settlement Agreement. “It`s important for Canadians to understand that it`s not just the children who stayed at night…