APTN>>WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL COMPENSATION PACKAGE?>>This week on Contact
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WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL COMPENSATION
Friday December 2, 2005
LIVE @ 7:30 pm eastern 4:30 pm pacific
Aboriginal Peoples TV Network
Ask anyone who went to Residential School and most will agree; no amount of
money can compensate them for the abuses they suffered, or the culture and
language they lost.
But on November 23, 2005 Ottawa announced a $2-billion compensation package.
Details of the proposal include a "common experience payment" of $10,000 for
each person who attended a residential school, plus $3,000 for each year
they attended. As many as 86,000 people are eligible for compensation.
Survivors 65 and older can soon apply for an $8000 advance payment.
There will also be commemorative projects, more funding for the Aboriginal
Healing Foundation and a "Truth & Reconciliation" process - where survivors
and their families can share their experiences with the public.
Join Madeleine Allakariallak and her guest National Chief Phil Fontaine from
the Assembly of First Nations, as we discuss compensation for residential
Call in live this Friday December 2nd at 7:30 pm eastern on CONTACT.
(Outside Canada can catch it live on-line at aptn.ca/news.)
To take part during the show, call 1-877-647-2786 or email contact@....