The Canadian Press
OTTAWA–Crown-Indigenous Relations minister Carolyn Bennett held back tears as she announced an agreement in principle with survivors of the ’60s Scoop.
The agreement provides up to $750 million in compensation for individuals classified as status Indians and Inuit.
It also includes an investment of up to $50 million for a foundation for healing and reconciliation.
Between the 1960s and 1980s, indigenous children were removed from their homes by child welfare agencies and placed in the care of non-indigenous families.
The deal is aimed at resolving numerous related lawsuits, most notable among them a successful class action in Ontario.