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Help available for claimants in federal Indian Day School lawsuit

Federal Indian Day School Community Support Sessions are taking place in Maskwacis from May 3 to 4

Federal Indian Day School Community Support Sessions are taking place in Maskwacis from May 3 to 4 to help claimants navigate the claims process.

On March 12, 2019, a nation-wide class action lawsuit settlement against Canada was announced to provide compensation for people who endured harm while attending federally run Indian Day Schools across the country.

Former Indian Day School students have between now and July 2022 to submit their claims.

“Completing a claim form in a safe and supportive environment can be an important step in a claimants’ healing journey,” the website, indiandayschools.com, states.

“The Community Support Program takes a trauma-informed approach to delivering free, one-on-one help with filling out or checking the status of claim forms.”

The one-hour-and-15-minute sessions are held virtually via phone call or video. Community Support Sessions connect you with a personal claims assistant along with cultural, healing and legal supports.

You will need to bring your photo ID as well as any claim forms or personal narratives you’ve started.

To book a session or for more information about the Maskwacis sessions, visit indianschools.com/en/maskwacis.

For help with booking a session or other questions, contact the Community Support Team at 1-877-515-7525 or email us at idscommunitysupport@argylepr.com.

Although Community Support Session in Maskwacis wrap up on Tuesday, claimants can still call the hotline to receive support via phone or computer and to learn how we can support their claim journey.

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