BY JASON WARICK, THE STARPHOENIX JANUARY 4, 2015
More than $2.6 billion has been paid out to date as compensation to former Indian residential school students across the country, but some say money alone will not heal their wounds.
“There’s still a lot to be done. There are many different ways of healing,” Lac la Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson said.
As of Dec. 1, $2.643 billion had been paid out by the federal government in more than 30,000 settlements across Canada, according to the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat. More than 6,300 of those claims came from Saskatchewan.
That figure is sure to climb. There are still 7,691 claims in progress, including nearly 2,500 from Saskatchewan.
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