Class action lawsuit launched over residential school day scholars

Two British Columbia chiefs have joined together to launch a class action suit over what they claims is glaring hypocrisy.

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Two British Columbia chiefs have joined together to launch a class action suit over what they claims is glaring hypocrisy.

Hundreds of their members were ineligible for residential school compensation only because they were allowed to return home at night.

These students are known as day scholars and the chiefs are fighting on their behalf.

APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has this story.

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