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“For this trauma, this pain, this suffering, alienation and sadness, we are sorry.”
After two days of hearings for the proposed $875-million Sixties Scoop settlement a Federal Court Judge has approved agreement-in-principle. The decision came early Friday evening.
Nearly 200 Sixties Scoop survivors filled a makeshift courtroom in Saskatoon on Thursday as hearings began for the proposed $800-million settlement.
A group from Manitoba is preparing to go to court to try and scuttle an agreement in principle that would compensate 60s Scoop survivors. The agreement worth $800 million was agreed to by parties negotiating with the federal government.
They wore purple arm bands in Ottawa, a healing colour in some Indigenous cultures.
There are between 20,000 to 200,000 potential ’60s Scoop survivors that may be eligible.
Ottawa is currently negotiating a 60s Scoop compensation claim with a lawyer it says overbilled the government during the residential school process.