The Sechelt First Nation’s lawsuit seeking compensation for the so-called day scholars at residential schools is back before the Federal Court.
Sechelt launched the case in 2012 along with the T’Kemlups First Nation. Students who didn’t live at the schools were not included in the settlement reached several years ago.
Sechelt Chief Garry Feschuk says government lawyers are making one more effort to have the case bumped down to BC Supreme Court. But he says he’s confident the government’s argument there was no residential school policy will be rejected yet again:
Feschuck says they’re still hoping to have the case certified as a class action sometime this year.
People on the Sunshine Coast have an opportunity to learn more about residential schools at a special screening of the film “We Were Children” February 15th at the Raven’s Cry Theatre.