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2019 IMPORTANT DAY SCHOLAR UPDATE!

This is the website for the Day Scholars Class Action (Gottfriedson v. Canada) brought on behalf of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students who attended Indian Residential Schools during the day, but returned home at night (“Day Scholars”). These students were left out of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. The lawsuit seeks compensation for the […]

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Update on Day Scholars Class Action: Survivors urge Canada to Provide Fair Compensation to Day Scholars Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10th, 2018  Download PDF Kamloops, BC – Day Scholars reacted to news that Canada has entered into a settlement agreement regarding the Indian Day Schools class-action lawsuit by questioning why Canada has not yet resolved a similar class action lawsuit brought on behalf of Day Scholars who attended Indian Residential Schools. […]

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Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc, Sechelt First Nations and James Bay Cree Day Scholar Update

Download PDF INCLUDE the EXCLUDED! Focus on fixing the problem is the mandate of Day Scholar Executive. How do we fix 70 years of damages that the residential schools inflicted upon our Day Scholars, on our Bands and on our communities and families? The Day Scholar Executive Committee is focused on “fixing the problem”, to […]

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Press Release, October 10th, 2017: MOU Signed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, October 10, 2017 Download PDF A significant step forward in the Day Scholars litigation has occurred with the signing of a “Memorandum of Understanding” between the Canadian Government and the First Nations’ Plaintiffs. The memorandum commits the government and the First Nations to resolve this litigation without resorting back to the […]

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Day Scholar Community Update: July 2017

July Update from the Day Scholar Coordinator…

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Update from Coordinator: July 4th, 2017

Download Powerpoint Presentation (Day Scholar Certified Class Action Update July, 2017) The Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc, Sechelt First Nations and the James Bay Cree Certified Day Scholars are currently: Involved in Exploratory Discussions with Canada TteS, SFN &JBC will continue to move toward a negotiations process with Canada As to date we have not Settled the […]

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Press Release: Update on Day Scholar's Class Action

The Representative Plaintiffs in the Day Scholars Class Action anticipate a busy few months ahead as discussions with Canada’s Ministerial Special Representative, Tom Isaac move into high gear. Following Mr. Isaac’s appointment by the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the two sides have held preliminary meetings to help Mr. Isaac understand the depth of the impact of attendance at Residential Schools by the Day Scholars…

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Update from Coordinator: November 30th, 2016

Tk'emlúps te Secwepemc, Sechelt First Nations, and James Bay Cree Paddling together for Justice, Reconciliation, Healing & Wellness for our Nations! This is a brief update of where things stand as of the end of November…

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Press Release: Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs announces appointment of a Ministerial Special Representative (MSR)

A major step forward in the Day Scholars Class Action was taken yesterday with the announcement of the appointment of a Ministerial Special Representative (MSR) for the purpose of negotiating a settlement. The Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, made the announcement appointing Thomas Isaac the MSR at the BC Assembly of First Nations Annual General Meeting.

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Press Release: TK’emlúps te Secwepemc and the shíshálh Nation are pleased to announce that we are a certified day scholar class action

TK’emlúps te Secwepemc and the shíshálh Nation are pleased to announce that we are a certified day scholar class action which has strong support all across Canada. 94 [now 98] separate bands have come forward to be included in the lawsuit representing every province where an Indian Residential School was located.

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