Class Actions

Band Reparations Class Action —

This is a certified class action proceeding in Federal Court. The representative plaintiff Bands in the class action, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Indian Band and shishalh Band are suing the Government of Canada claiming that it is responsible for damages to Bands arising from Indian Residential Schools, and in particular, the collective harm suffered by Bands due to loss of language and culture. The case is currently scheduled to go to trial in September 2022.

Case Overview

This is a certified class action proceeding in Federal Court. The representative plaintiff Bands in the class action, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Indian Band and shíshálh Band are suing the Government of Canada claiming that it is responsible for damages to Bands arising from Indian Residential Schools, and in particular, the collective harm suffered by Bands due to loss of language and culture. The case is currently scheduled to go to trial in September 2022.

Additional Opt-In Period

In order to join the class action and become a member of the class, bands have to “opt-in” to the lawsuit. Currently, over 250 Bands across Canada have opted into the Class.

The court has ordered that there be an Additional Opt-In Period to allow bands who have not yet opted-in to the class action an opportunity to do so.

The deadline to opt in has been extended to June 30, 2022. To validly opt in, an eligible Band must complete the Opt-In Form and return it to Class counsel by no later than June 30, 2022, at 11:59 pm PST. Bands who have already opted in do not need to opt-in again.

For more information, see: www.bandreparations.ca, or contact

Tel.: 1-888-370-1045

Email: bandclass@waddellphillips.ca

Case Overview

This is a certified class action proceeding in Federal Court. The representative plaintiff Bands in the class action, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Indian Band and shíshálh Band are suing the Government of Canada claiming that it is responsible for damages to Bands arising from Indian Residential Schools, and in particular, the collective harm suffered by Bands due to loss of language and culture. The case is currently scheduled to go to trial in September 2022.

Additional Opt-In Period

In order to join the class action and become a member of the class, bands have to “opt-in” to the lawsuit. Currently, over 250 Bands across Canada have opted into the Class.

The court has ordered that there be an Additional Opt-In Period to allow bands who have not yet opted-in to the class action an opportunity to do so.

The deadline to opt in has been extended to June 30, 2022. To validly opt in, an eligible Band must complete the Opt-In Form and return it to Class counsel by no later than June 30, 2022, at 11:59 pm PST. Bands who have already opted in do not need to opt-in again.

For more information, see: www.bandreparations.ca, or contact

Tel.: 1-888-370-1045

Email: bandclass@waddellphillips.ca

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