[printed between 2007 and 2010 (originally posted online 19 September 2007)]
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In 2006-2007 the Indian residential schools settlement agreement was approved by the Canadian courts. The settlement was the result of various lawsuits against the Canadian government and church groups, based on the operation and management of residential schools.
The settlement included Common Experience Payments (CEP) for former students who lived at residential schools; an Independent Assessment Process (IAP) to allow those who suffered physical or psychological abuse to receive payments.
The settlement also included an clause to benefit former students and families: $125 million to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation for healing programmes; $60 million for truth and reconciliation to document and preserve the experiences of survivors; and $20 million for national and community commemorative projects.
Collection comprises records generated by the Indian Residential Schools Settlement. All material included in this collection has been reproduced from the Indian Residential Schools Settlement official court web site.
Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre