Updates and Press Releases

Keeping you updated with the status of the Day Scholars Class Action

UBCIC Demands Fair, Equal Compensation for Day Scholars

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – March 12, 2019) A legacy of trauma and devastation inflicted upon Indigenous culture and language continues to be brushed aside by the Canadian government in its refusal to treat Day School survivors on terms equal to other...

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2019 IMPORTANT DAY SCHOLAR UPDATE!

Download PDF This is the website for the Day Scholars Class Action (Gottfriedson v. Canada) brought on behalf of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students who attended Indian Residential Schools during the day, but returned home at night (“Day Scholars”). These students...

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Press Release, October 10th, 2017: MOU Signed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, October 10, 2017 Download PDF A significant step forward in the Day Scholars litigation has occurred with the signing of a “Memorandum of Understanding” between the Canadian Government and the First Nations’ Plaintiffs. The memorandum...

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Update from Coordinator: July 4th, 2017

Download Powerpoint Presentation (Day Scholar Certified Class Action Update July, 2017) The Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc, Sechelt First Nations and the James Bay Cree Certified Day Scholars are currently: Involved in Exploratory Discussions with Canada TteS, SFN &JBC...

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Press Release: Update on Day Scholar’s Class Action

The Representative Plaintiffs in the Day Scholars Class Action anticipate a busy few months ahead as discussions with Canada’s Ministerial Special Representative, Tom Isaac move into high gear. Following Mr. Isaac’s appointment by the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the two sides have held preliminary meetings to help Mr. Isaac understand the depth of the impact of attendance at Residential Schools by the Day Scholars…

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Update from Coordinator: November 30th, 2016

Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc, Sechelt First Nations, and James Bay Cree Paddling together for Justice, Reconciliation, Healing & Wellness for our Nations! This is a brief update of where things stand as of the end of November…

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Press Release: Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs announces appointment of a Ministerial Special Representative (MSR)

A major step forward in the Day Scholars Class Action was taken yesterday with the announcement of the appointment of a Ministerial Special Representative (MSR) for the purpose of negotiating a settlement. The Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, made the announcement appointing Thomas Isaac the MSR at the BC Assembly of First Nations Annual General Meeting.

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