Federal Indian Day School Class Action Information for Squamish Nation Members


Date: Monday, February 10th, 2020 from 3:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: Chief Joe Mathias Centre

There will be a one hour presentation by Gowling WLG (law firm) and the remaining time will be for assisting community members with completing their Indian Day Schools Claim Forms.

The claims process is now open and Survivors can now take the next step by submitting a claim for compensation. The Approved Settlement provides direct compensation for eligible Survivors, in the range of $10,000 – $200,000, as well as support for families and communities through the establishment of a $200M Legacy Fund. The Settlement is for “Survivors who suffered harms while attending Federal Indian Day Schools and Federal Day Schools”. If you would like to participate in the Settlement, survivors must complete and submit a claim for compensation.

Class Members will have two and a half years to submit their Claim for compensation. The last day to submit a Claim will be July 13, 2022.

All Squamish Nation Survivors are encouraged to join us at the meeting on February 10th. Contact Monica Jacobs at 604-982-8607 if you have any questions.

After waiting many years for justice and recognition, the opening of the Claims Process is a major milestone in many Survivors’ lives. To assist Class Members in the process, a number of supports are available for Class Members:

Claims Process and Legal Support

You can call: 1-888-221-2898 for any questions about the Claim Form or Claims Process. You can get legal support and help filling out the Claim Form from Class Counsel.

Mental Health Counselling and Crisis Support

You can phone the Hope for Wellness Hotline: 1-855-242-3310

Visit this website for more information and online forms: http://www.indiandayschools.com/en/

This support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can seek online support and counselling: https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/

North Vancouver Bus Schedule

Seymour IR Mailboxes 2:30 pm

Eslha7an LC 2:50 pm

Mission Road & 1st Street 3:00 pm

Jacobs & Jacobs 3:15 pm

Mathias & Rivers 3:20 pm

Ikwikws Road 3:25 pm

Squamish Valley residents, please call the Totem Hall reception at 604-892-5166 to secure transportation to the Chief Joe Mathias Centre for this meeting.

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