Final legal arguments regarding compensation for former students of the Timber Bay residential school are being heard today at Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench.
Lawyers for the Lac La Ronge Indian Band have raised two main issues why they believe Timber Bay students should receive the same benefits as students of other residential schools.
One point has to do with an alleged breach of Treaty 6, and the other deals with discrimination and equality rights.
Chief Tammy Cook-Searson says the hearing will be the culmination of many years of work by many people:
“We will hear the arguments from our lawyer, who is Michael Swinwood with Elders Without Borders. We have retained his services to work on behalf of the Timber Bay Children’s Home to get it added to the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement.”
A decision in the case is expected within 60 days.