Following two days of emotional hearings, a federal judge in Saskatoon has approved a multi-million dollar settlement for Indigenous peoples caught up in the Sixties Scoop.
The settlement, worth around $875 million, will be split amongst three parties.
Approximately 20,000 survivors will receive $750 million between them, $50 million has been earmarked for an Indigenous healing foundation and lawyers in the case are expected to receive a $75 million payout.
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Survivors and victims greatly opposed the settlement and came from across all corners of North America to protest.
One of those people is Lloyd Courtoreille, who feels the lawyers are profiting from this at the victims expense.
“It’s just like residential school all over again,” he said. “They’re breaking down rules, they’re talking about money, the lawyers are fighting over money. It’s us that should be making the rules here.”