89% of residential school compensation claims settled, AFN told

Friday, July 26, 2019
Author: 
CBC News

The Assembly of First Nations' 40th annual general assembly wrapped up Thursday in Fredericton with talk about residential school compensation claims and what should be done with the abuse assessment records of victims.

As of May 31, about 99 per cent of applications for compensation have been completed, AFN legal counsel Stuart Wuttke advised the gathering of First Nations leaders from across Canada.

Of those, nearly 89 per cent have been settled, he said.

The average payment made was $111,000, and Canada has paid out about $3.2 billion to former students.

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