Métis Residential School Survivors Seek Justice

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Métis Residential School Survivors Seek Justice

September 29, 2023

ALTHOUGH CANADA POST RECENTLY ISSUED FOUR NEW STAMPS to draw attention to the legacy of residential schools, one of the schools depicted, the Île-à-la-Crosse Residential School at a historical Métis community in Saskatchewan was not included in the 2008 settlement.

The Survivors’ group has filed a proposed class action suit naming Canada and Saskatchewan as defendants, with support from the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan.

See the January 24, 2023 media release here. Click here for background material.

To read information about the Île-à-la-Crosse Survivors group, go to www.United4Survivors.ca.

To read more about the lawsuit, go to http://ilealacrosseclassaction.ca/.

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