Former students of an Indian residential school in the Arctic are now eligible for compensation under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA).
Approximately 225 students lived at Kivalliq Hall in Rankin Inlet, NU between 1985 and 1997.
They can apply for a Common Experience Payment (CEP) of $10,000 for the first year and $3,000 for each additional year, and the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) which provides further compensation for physical and sexual abuse.
The IRSSA office in Regina will process the applications.
“Former students of Kivalliq Hall eligible for residential school settlement following a decision from the Nunavut Court of Appeal, which upheld a lower Court decision,” spokesman Michael Tansey said in a release.
“Following discussions between Canada and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), the Courts issued an order setting the implementation terms on April 25, 2019. The Courts have set January 25, 2020 as the application deadline for Kivalliq Hall claims.”
Applications for the CEP and IAP closed in 2012, but are being reopened after some former students of the 40-bed residence won a court battle last summer to have the institution added to the list of approved schools.
Link to claim form.