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FSIN cautions day scholars looking for compensation

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Compiled by Shari Narine








The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is exploring the best options for day scholars in regard to class actions as the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement does not include or compensate day scholars. FSIN currently has collected the names of more than 5,000 day scholars in a database to ensure that they are kept informed of options available to them in pursuing legal action. First Vice-Chief Kim Jonathan has been travelling to communities and meeting with day scholars. She said their stories of abuse are similar to other residential school survivors. She cautioned day scholars to be wary of organizations that are “coming into our communities and having people sign contingency agreements and retainers at immorally high percentages of any possible future claim that may come.”