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15th April
written by Tellus

The children`s names and schools were visible on a huge blood-red cloth banner 47 metres long. Tia-o-qui-aht First Nation Elder Dr. Barney Williams, a residential school survivor and member of the Indian Residential School of Survival Committee (an advisory body of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission), believes that the ceremony was important to ensure that the children who died are not forgotten: “Today is a special day not only for me, but for thousands of others , like me, all over the country. to finally bring the recognition and honor of our schoolchildren, our cousins, our nephews, our forgotten nieces. For Elder Williams, the revelation of the 2,800 names was an “emotional” and “very emotional” moment for himself and for thousands of Aboriginal families across Canada. On November 20, 2005, the parties to the negotiations, on which Canada, represented by Frank Iacobucci, a retired Supreme Court of Canada judge, the complainants` representative – the National Consortium and the Merchant Law Group (MLG), an independent advisor, the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit representatives, the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Church of Canada , an independent counselor, the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit representative, the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Presbyterian Church in Canada, the Presbyterian Church in Canada, the Presbyterian Church in Canada. , the United Church of Canada and Roman Catholic entities for the “dissolution of the legacy of Indian residential schools.” [15] The IRSSA offered alumni lump sum compensation through the Common Experience Payment (CEP) with an average lump sum payment of $28,000. The CEP, which is part of the $1.9 billion Indian Residential Agreement, was “part of a comprehensive and comprehensive response to the legacy of the Indian Residential School.” In more serious cases of abuse, payments were higher. [1]:1[18] The CEP acknowledged “the experience of living in an Indian residential school (s) and its effects. All former students who lived in a recognized Indian residential school (s) who lived on May 30, 2005 were eligible for the CEP.

These include First Nations, Métis and Inuit alumni. [3] This first payment for each person attending a residential school was $10,000 per person plus $3,000 per year. [2] The deadline for applications for the CEP expired on September 19, 2011, with a few exceptions until September 19, 2012. As of December 31, 2012, “a total of 105,540 applications were received as part of the sharing of the experience.

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