The Federal Court has confirmed that Class Members in the Federal Indian Day School Settlement will be able to submit claims for compensation beginning January 13, 2020. Survivors will have until the deadline of July 13, 2022 to complete and submit the Claim Form once the Claims Process begins.
The settlement includes compensation for eligible Survivor Class Members ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 based on the level of harm experienced as well as the creation of a Legacy Fund to support commemoration projects, health and wellness projects, and language and culture initiatives.
To be eligible for direct compensation, a person must have attended at least one of the Federal Indian Day Schools or Federal Day Schools funded, managed and controlled by Canada, and listed on Schedule K.
Ms. Rothecker of Rothecker Law Firm is an Indigenous lawyer from Chitek Lake First Nations in Saskatchewan (and whose main law office is located on Maskwacis First Nations).
Knowing first-hand that the settlement process can be re-traumatizing for survivors, she will be offering free legal information and contingency-based legal services to assist survivors in the claims application process, through a trauma-informed practice.
If you would like to learn more on how Rothecker Law Firm may be of assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org