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Sixties Scoop survivors now eligible for compensation after approval of settlement

Monday, August 20, 2018 @ 1:32 PM | By Ian Burns

The long and winding road of getting compensation for Indigenous people who were victims of the notorious Sixties Scoop has come to an end after two courts approved a settlement reached with the federal government late last year.

The Sixties Scoop was a policy wherein federal and provincial officials took Indigenous children from their homes and put them into foster families for adoption. In October 2017, the federal government announced a settlement of $750 million for survivors after an agreement was forged with counsel in two...