Possible Breakthrough For Timber Bay Survivors

Monday, November 24, 2008 at 13:28



The chief of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band says compelling evidence has been uncovered that illustrates federal support existed for the old boarding school in Timber Bay.


For several months now, survivors of the institution have been fighting to get the school added to the list of ones listed in the the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.


Tammy Cook-Searson says the band submitted additional information to the government last week in hopes of freeing up federal compensation for former students.


Cook-Searson explains a letter from Indian Affairs was found that links Ottawa to the school.


She says the band also feels that without government funding, the school would never have been able to run due to its small budget.


The chief says, in all, four research papers have been submitted detailing the band’s argument that the students deserve to be compensated.


She says they are now awaiting the government’s response.