The Federal Government of Canada has agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to survivors of the 60’s Scoop.
The 60’s Scoop ran roughly between the 1950’s-1980’s and displaced young indigenous children from their family and into foster care.
Those effected by the event, feel they were robbed of their cultural identity by being placed in non-native families.
On February 14th 2017, Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba ruled in favour the group representing the Beaverhouse First Nation and those involved in the 60’s scoop. Belobaba found Canada didn’t do enough to keep these children in touch with their indigenous roots.
The settlement will deal with nearly 20,000 cases and some can be expected to be compensated nearly $50 000.
Crown Indigenous Minister Carolyn Bennett says the settlement will allow the indigenous people to start a foundation of healing and start their path towards regaining their heritage.