Over 100 Indian bands have come together for a class action lawsuit to seek compensation from Canada.

Garry Feschuk, a elected council member for Sechelt First Nation says so far, three class actions have been certified.

The third one that was certified was the band class. It represents the Indian bands who had residential schools in their community or near it.

He also points out, they’re willing to negotiate a settlement. They’ve tried to arrange several meetings with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, but she’s canceled four times.

If there’s no negotiation, they’ll go to trial which will take about four years.