Consultations to begin on legacy fund for Indian Day School survivors – Cabin Radio

August 19, 2021

The McLean Day Schools Settlement Corporation is beginning consultations on how to roll out a $200-million fund earmarked for initiatives that support Indian Day School survivors and their families.

The national organization, which will administer the fund, held a virtual launch ceremony on Thursday featuring traditional music, drumming, and dancing, with interpretation available in Cree, Inuktitut, Ojibway, French, and English.

“Now that the conversation on the legacy of colonialism and impact of residential schools in Canada has been renewed, it is vital that survivors of Indian Day Schools are not forgotten,” Elder Claudette Commanda, a survivor and chief executive of the corporation, said in a statement.

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