The Canadian Press

2007-09-19 | Residential Schools Cash

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The Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Phil Fontaine, called September 19th a historic day and a coming of age. Beginning that day, former students at native residential schools would be able to apply for compensation for abuse, cultural loss and even death at the church-run institutions that operated from the 1870s through the 1970s. Fontaine called it a landmark compensation agreement. (About 80-thousand former students were eligible to apply for payments. The deal also included money for the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, as well as for a commission to collect information about residential schools.)

Date: 2007-09-19
Placeline: WINNIPEG, Manitoba.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << it is a symbolic offering from Canada which acknowledges the harm done to survivors of Indian residential schools and how very wrong it was to inflict that harm it is not a government man. It is an admission of wrongdoing and attempt to make amends >>