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. There is a proposed settlement agreement - please go to https://bandreparations.ca/ for more information.

Case Overview

There is a proposed settlement in this lawsuit. For more information regarding the proposed agreement and the settlement approval hearing, go to https://bandreparations.ca/

The Band Reparations Class Action is a lawsuit against the Government of Canada. The lawsuit is about the collective harm suffered by Indigenous communities as a group as a result of Indian Residential Schools. The lawsuit says that the Government of Canada is responsible for damages to Indigenous communities caused by the Indian Residential School system, and in particular, the collective harm suffered by Indigenous communities due to the loss of language and culture because of Indian Residential Schools.

This lawsuit is not about harms suffered by individual survivors who attended Indian Residential Schools – instead it is about the collective harm suffered by Indigenous communities as a group as a result of Indian Residential Schools.

This lawsuit was brought by representative plaintiff First Nations Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and shíshálh Nation, with the support of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee).

Settlement Agreement

A settlement agreement has been reached between the Representative Plaintiff Bands and the Government of Canada, which fully and finally resolves the Band Reparations Class Action.

The settlement agreement needs to be approved by the Federal Court as being fair, reasonable and in the best interests of the class before it becomes final.

Each of the 325 First Nations that have joined the lawsuit and are class members have the right to make submissions to the court at the Settlement Approval Hearing about whether the proposed settlement is fair, reasonable and in the best interests of the class as a whole.

For more information regarding the lawsuit, the settlement agreement or the settlement approval hearing, see: www.bandreparations.ca, or contact

Tel.: 1-888-370-1045

Email: bandclass@waddellphillips.ca

Case Overview

There is a proposed settlement in this lawsuit. For more information regarding the proposed agreement and the settlement approval hearing, go to https://bandreparations.ca/

The Band Reparations Class Action is a lawsuit against the Government of Canada. The lawsuit is about the collective harm suffered by Indigenous communities as a group as a result of Indian Residential Schools. The lawsuit says that the Government of Canada is responsible for damages to Indigenous communities caused by the Indian Residential School system, and in particular, the collective harm suffered by Indigenous communities due to the loss of language and culture because of Indian Residential Schools.

This lawsuit is not about harms suffered by individual survivors who attended Indian Residential Schools – instead it is about the collective harm suffered by Indigenous communities as a group as a result of Indian Residential Schools.

This lawsuit was brought by representative plaintiff First Nations Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and shíshálh Nation, with the support of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee).

Settlement Agreement

A settlement agreement has been reached between the Representative Plaintiff Bands and the Government of Canada, which fully and finally resolves the Band Reparations Class Action.

The settlement agreement needs to be approved by the Federal Court as being fair, reasonable and in the best interests of the class before it becomes final.

Each of the 325 First Nations that have joined the lawsuit and are class members have the right to make submissions to the court at the Settlement Approval Hearing about whether the proposed settlement is fair, reasonable and in the best interests of the class as a whole.

For more information regarding the lawsuit, the settlement agreement or the settlement approval hearing, see: www.bandreparations.ca, or contact

Tel.: 1-888-370-1045

Email: bandclass@waddellphillips.ca

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