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The Indian Residential Schools Day Scholars Class Action was brought on behalf of Day Scholars – students who attended Indian Residential Schools (“IRS”) during the day only but did not sleep there overnight, and their Descendants (their children).
The lawsuit claimed that IRSs destroyed Class Members’ language and culture, violated their cultural and linguistic rights, and caused psychological harms.
The Federal Court has approved a settlement agreement that resolves the Day Scholar Survivor and Descendant Class claims
What does the settlement contain?
The settlement contains benefits for both Day Scholar Survivor Class and Descendant Class:
- Survivor Class: $10,000 Day Scholar Compensation Payment. Each Day Scholar who attended an Indian Residential School during the day only (but did not sleep there overnight) is eligible to apply for a $10,000 Day Scholar Compensation Payment. In cases where the Day Scholar died on or after May 30, 2005, the deceased Day Scholar’s estate Executor/Administrator/Trustee/Liquidator or if there is none, highest priority heir may apply for the Day Scholar Compensation Payment.
- Survivor and Descendant Class: A $50 million Day Scholars Revitalization Fund to support healing, wellness, education, language, culture, heritage and commemoration activities for the benefit of Survivor and Descendant Classes.
What you should know
Day Scholars (Survivor Class Members) are students who attended an IRS only during the day only but did not sleep there overnight. All Day Scholars who attended an IRS during the day only, for part of or all of a school year, are included in this settlement.
“Schedule E” lists Indian Residential Schools that had or could have had Day Scholars. In order to be eligible for a Day Scholar Compensation Payment, you must have attended one of these schools.
Settlement Agreement & Important Documents
Learn more about what the Day Scholars Survivors and Descendants settlement means for you or read important documents that explain what you need to know.
Who can apply?
Check the lists of all Indian Residential Schools that had or could have had Day Scholars to see if you are eligible to apply.