Painful memories kept many residential school survivors from filing claim until deadline loomed

For the thousands who survived the worst abuses at residential schools, midnight Wednesday was the deadline to apply for the independent assessment process.

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It was a significant date.

For the thousands who survived the worst abuses at residential schools, midnight Wednesday was the deadline to apply for the independent assessment process.

Many survivors struggling with the idea of bringing up a painful past left the decision to file their claim to the last minute.

APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler has more on this story.

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1 thought on “Painful memories kept many residential school survivors from filing claim until deadline loomed

  1. I don’t support a deadline for filing a claim. When a 70 year old man can still break down in tears at the memory of being separated from his mother and community at the age of 7 you get just a small glimpse into the horror of recalling those memories.

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