February 9, 2023



Canada settles residential schools lawsuit for $2.8bn

BBC News

By Madeline Halpert

January 21, 2023

Canada has agreed to pay C$2.8bn ($2.9bn; £1.68bn) to settle a class-action lawsuit seeking compensation for the loss of language and culture caused by its residential school system.

Government-funded compulsory boarding schools were part of a policy meant to assimilate children and destroy indigenous cultures and languages.

The money will be paid to a non-profit trust independent of the government.


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