60s scoop compensation money imminent: B.C. Chief

The ink is nearly dry on a 60s Scoop compensation package, according to a British Columbia chief.

Investigative Reporter / Winnipeg

Award-winning reporter Kathleen Martens covers western and northern Canada for aptnnews.ca. A veteran of the Brandon Sun, Sun Media and APTN Investigates, she is based in APTN’s head office, specializing in stories about property, women’s rights and community.

11 thoughts on “60s scoop compensation money imminent: B.C. Chief

  1. Over fifty years ago I was taken from my Native family and grew up alone in an all ‘white’ world, not knowing who I am; except that I was told that I was ‘Indian’ and treated as such. With absolutely no guidance or help I have at great personal and financial sacrifice pieced together some documents which attest to who I am. Today this information rests with INAC’s Registrar to determine whether I am a status Indian or not.

    And so, to think that a settlement might hinge on survivors obtaining their Indian status, as I know firsthand how difficult it has been for me to obtain the necessary documents that are required to prove to others of my stolen life; leaves me speechless.

  2. Another chapter how the Canadian government has continue destroying the family circle. Our voices should be able to speak and hear at the table.

  3. How about the people having the brains to refuse to agree to it, they can not make you accept this and as DRIPS allows you to INDIVIDUALLY NEGOTIATE DO THAT IT IS YOUR UN RIGHT UNDER TREATY TO DO SO! ; )

    1. your right why closed doors and i am the lead plaintif I BELEIVE I HAVE A SAY IN THIS SETTLEMENT when we sued it was for all of us SO FOR ME AND OCHEEKS ONTHE MANITOBA CLAIM WHICH BY LAW AS YOUR REPERCENTIVE IN THIS CLASSACTION SUIT KEEP YOUR MONEY I WISH TO SEE YOU IN COURT PROVI AND FEDS SEE TO ME THERES NOT ENOUGH MONEY YOU COULD OFFER ME THAT WOULD BE SIRFICE ITS ALL OR NON MY CLASSACTION IS ANWAS METIS AND INNUWIT ALL WHY SHOULD IT MATTER YOU DID THIS EVIL ACT SO I DONT THINK WERE DONE JUST YET BUT IF YOU INCLUDE EVERYBODY WE WILL QUASH THE SUIT WE THE PLAINTIFFS DAVID CHARTRAND LORI OCHEECK

  4. And why are these meetings closed door without our input as Survivors??? WE need a seat at the table!!!! As a 60’s Scoop survivor #nothingaboutuswithoutus #MyReconciliationIncludes

  5. I would like to know, what will happen to all of us that are not treaty or status? No recognition or making family or community connections and I guess we will all be left behind and continue to be forgotten.

    1. It is a way of the federal government, not to pay everyone at this time. Sneaky way. But it will happen once you apply for your status, so why does the government want to bring on more damage to the non registered . Because the government will delay or give excuses not to give you your STATUS. Under the charter of rights. This is unconstitutional. It violates are rights. They broke a law, and now trying to find ways not to pay us all. If they start to exclude people then they have created a bigger genocide. Which I mean by bigger, is that they have excluded ones who have not applied or have applied for there status. If you going to do it . DO IT THE RIGHT WAY INSTEAD OF EXCLUDING . THEY REALLY SHOULD DO IT THIS WAY . INCLUDE ALL AND WHEN YOU COMPENSATE GIVE THEM THERE STATUS. THAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO DEAL WITH IT. SO WE CAN ALL HEAL. IN BE IN PEACE WITH THE UNIVERSE .

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