Information sessions to help members of the Sixties Scoop settlement receive compensation will be held across Canada in December. The sessions are to help members understand the process of filing a claim. Members don't need to pay for a lawyer to get help completing the documents.
Sixties Scoop survivor, journalist, and filmmaker Coleen Rajotte has opted out of the Sixties Scoop settlement due to the large amount in legal fees for the lawyers involved. She travelled around the country to speak with survivors. Most were not aware a settlement was being offered.
Sixties Scoop Settlement Agreement negotiated with the federal government offers compensation for First Nations and Inuit children taken into care between 1951 and 1991 and placed with non-Indigenous parents.
Federal Court Judge Michael Phelan stated he has no jurisdiction to alter the legal fees set out in the Sixties Scoop settlement agreement approved in May by another federal court judge. In June, an Ontario Superior Court judge rejected the legal fees as excessive while a
Nadine is a Métis 60s Scoop survivor who is reclaiming her heritage. She was born in the Northwest Territories and raised in Toronto. She's learning the language and connecting with family members she never knew existed through Facebook.
A judge in Ontario rejected the provision for legal fees for the national settlement for survivors of the Sixties Scoop as too excessive. A proposed $75 million in legal fees was to be divided among four law firms.
Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott has declared the overrepresentation of Indigenous children in foster care a humanitarian crisis. The most recent census found that 52 percent of children under the age of 15 in foster homes are Indigenous, even though Indi
Patrick Stewart was taken into care when he was a baby at St. Paul's Hospital. His mother was a residential school survivor and suffered with trauma from years of abuse. (Patrick Stewart)
The Canadian government has reached an agreement in principle with survivors of the Sixties Scoop worth some $800 million, Crown-Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett announced Friday morning, putting an end to years of fractious legal action.
Carolyn Bennett, Canada's Minister of Indigenous Affairs, stated that damages awarded to 60s scoop survivors will be awarded on a case-by-case basis.