Six Nations misses out on $2.8 billion language settlement

By Turtle Island News staff Six Nations is playing from the back foot when it comes to a class action lawsuit seeking damages for the loss of language and culture from Canada’s Indian residential school system. Canada and 325 First Nations from across Canada reached a $2.8 billion agreement on January 21, 2023, to settle a class action lawsuit seeking damages for the loss of language and culture caused by Canada’s Indian residential school system. That lawsuit began in 2012 and is known as the Gottfriedson settlement. During the General Council meeting on February 14, 2023 Councillor Michelle Bomberry said Amos Key Jr., a Six Nations member and champion of keeping Indigenous languages alive, wanted to know why Six Nations is not on the list of recipient communities in the class…

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