Residential School Victims Worried About Funding

Monday, November 01, 2004 at 15:04



An advocate for residential school survivors says she’s worried about what the future may hold for those who have suffered past abuses.


Marguerite Sanderson works as a therapist for the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council and is helping coordinate a major conference later this week.


She says funding for many programs designed to assist survivors in their healing journey is drying up all across the country, and she’s not sure the ramifications of this are truly known to those in charge.


Sanderson says First Nations residents of all backgrounds are being invited to the First Nations University of Canada campus in Saskatoon this week to find out what’s going on.


Sanderson says much of this week’s conference will be centred around the benefits and drawbacks of the alternative dispute resolution process — a government-designed initiative that is being used to settle compensation claims.