A Saskatoon lawyer is setting up a fund for remote Aboriginal communities in Saskatchewan.
Lisa Abbott, originally from the Pelican Lake First Nation, represents about 130 residential school survivors — mostly in the province’s far north.
Her office will be donating about one-third of the money it receives for residential school cases to the fund.
Abbott notes she will only accept money from the federal government — not from residential school survivors.
She says the money will be used to help remote fly-in communities deal with the broader impact residential schools had on people — including violence, suicide and loss of languages.
Abbott is still setting up the fund, but hopes it will be operational by December 31st.