Another Setback For Boarding School Survivors

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 15:28



Survivors of two boarding schools in northern Saskatchewan have lost their initial bid to be added to the residential school settlement agreement.


The government received applications concerning 26 former schools in Saskatchewan currently not covered under the deal — including the schools at Ile-a-la-Crosse and Timber Bay.


But none of those have been added to the list.


The FSIN says northern survivors are being re-victimized by being excluded from the compensation process.


However, Vice-Chief Lyle Whitefish says there is an appeal process for survivors of the schools who still want to be added — and the FSIN will be doing what it can to get the government to change its mind.


Assembly of First Nations lawyer Ken Young says the schools can keep on applying to be included over the next four years.


Young says in the case of the Timber Bay school, more research needs to be done.