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Ottawa reaches a $2.8-billion settlement with hundreds of First Nations over harm caused by residential schools
The federal government has reached a $2.8-billion settlement in a class-action lawsuit related to residential schools. The lawsuit was launched more than a decade ago by members of two B.C First Nations, but was expanded to cover 325 First Nations across the country. It marks the first time Canada has compensated bands and communities for the collective harms related to residential schools, specifically the loss of language and culture. Niigaan Sinclair, a columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press and head of the Indigenous Studies Department at the University of Manitoba joins Piya Chattopadhyay to unpack the significance of the deal, and what it means for broader reconciliation efforts.