Canada settles residential school reparations class action for C$2.8 billion

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(Reuters) – Canada has reached an agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit, seeking compensation for the loss of language and culture brought on by Indian residential schools, for C$2.8 billion ($2.09 billion). The settlement builds on the 2021 Gottfriedson Day Scholars settlement, that provided individual compensation to day scholars who attended a residential school but did not reside at the institution. Canada will provide the settlement amount to a non-profit trust, independent of the government, as part of the class settlement. The organization charged with administering the trust will …

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