KSCS playing waiting game on class action compensation

By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The director of Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services is playing the waiting game in the wake of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s decision to sign off on a historic class-action lawsuit that will compensate Indigenous families for their children being taken from them and raised in foster homes. “It remains to be seen how that compensation will be given out and how it will play out,” said KSCS executive director Derek Montour. “I think the last part is to decide who is eligible for what level of compensation.” The Jordan’s Principle settlement was initially sent back to the drawing board late last year by the CHRT, and a revised $23.34 billion settlement was agreed to in April. “For us, it’s great news,” Montour said….

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