Residential School Deal Not Dead

Friday, September 29, 2006 at 14:01



A band councillor in northwest Saskatchewan says a lot of misinformation seems to be making its way to elders in regards to the residential school compensation process.


Armand Joseph is the Waterhen Lake First Nation’s representative on the residential compensation file.


He says many residents don’t seem to know where the process is right now, and some are asking him if it’s dead.


Joseph says elders and survivors should know that court hearings are still being held on the process, and those might not end until late October.


He says he’s not sure where rumours of the deal’s demise are coming from, but he says things are still on track.


Joseph says he basically wants survivors to know the settlement is still a go — but it might take a few months before anything new is announced.