Residential Schools


The IAP Process: Residential school students say they’ve been hurt by law firm

In this story, we are talking about clients involved in the Independent Assessment Process or IAP. The IAP is a very bureaucratic and complex system set up under the Indian Residential Schools Class Action Settlement Agreement to decide whether the former students deserve to be compensated for physical and sexual abuse they endured in the schools as children – and if so, how much that compensation should be.


Residential school lawyers warned over ethics

Lawyers may see their fees reduced if they break the rules as they guide former students of Indian residential schools through the complex legal process designed to provide compensation for serious physical and sexual abuse suffered at the schools.


Survivors centre fighting for survival

The Committee on Abuse in Residential Schools, or CAIRS, runs a drop-in centre in Whitehorse for residential school survivors. After funding from the Aboriginal Healing Foundation ended last year, it is now fighting to keep it’s doors open.