Residential school settlements fail to address survivor’s healthcare needs later in life

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A Mi’kmaq family says more needs to be done to help residential school survivors, especially elders facing institutional care – this time in an old age home.

First Nation leaders say the compensation for survivors doesn’t address their healthcare needs later in life.

APTN’s Trina Roache has the story.  

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Trina Roache brings 18 years of journalistic experience to APTN Investigates. A member of the Glooscap First Nation in unceded Mi’kmaw territory, Trina has covered Indigenous issues from politics to land protection, treaty rights and more. In 2014, Trina won the Journalists for Human Rights/CAJ award for her series on Jordan’s Principle. She was nominated again in 2017 for a series on healthcare issues in the remote Labrador community of Black Tickle. Trina’s favorite placed is behind the camera, and is honoured when the people living the story, trust her to tell it.

1 thought on “Residential school settlements fail to address survivor’s healthcare needs later in life

  1. Very correct so many issues as a result, that continue in later years. It becomes very difficult for many including myself. Such poor plannning and involvement by those who brokered this deal for us. I do agree this needs to be looked into to assist survivors, who are suffering from poor health today unnecessarily.

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