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Settlement Agreement reached in  Band Class Litigation

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | backgrounders

Canada has signed an agreement with the Representative Plaintiffs who represent the 325 bands that have opted into the Band class litigation. Through this settlement, Canada is committed to addressing the collective harm caused by the residential schools system and the loss of language, culture, and heritage.


Settlement agreement reached for Band class litigation

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, Band class representatives former Chief Shane Gottfriedson and former Chief Garry Feschuk, along with the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that Canada has signed an agreement with the Representative Plaintiffs who represent the 325 bands that have opted into the Band class litigation.


Government of Canada appoints a Ministerial Special Representative and an Indigenous-led organization to address Calls for Justice

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, announced the appointment of Jennifer Moore Rattray as the Ministerial Special Representative who will provide advice and recommendations, through engagement with survivors, families, partners and organizations, in support of Call for Justice 1.7 to create an Indigenous and Human Rights Ombudsperson.


Agreement-in-Principle reached to resolve Percival class action lawsuit 

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, along with Reginald Percival and Kenneth Weistche, court-appointed representative plaintiffs, announced that an Agreement-in-Principle has been reached in the Federal Indian Boarding Homes (Percival) class action.


Canada and the Big Grassy First Nation partner to launch the Big Grassy First Nation Cultural Space and Shelter Building Project

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, Chief Lynn Indian from the Big Grassy First Nation and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown−Indigenous Relations, announced $1.8 million in funding provided through the Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program, for the construction of a new cultural space building.


Canada continues to support Indigenous groups across the country to advance self-determination and rebuild their nations

| Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada | news releases

As part of Canada’s work to renew relationships with Indigenous Peoples, the Government will support Indigenous groups working to rebuild their nations or Inuit communities—in a manner that responds to their unique needs and priorities. This was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and is an objective outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


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