Residential School Survivors Seek Additional Medical Compensation

According to the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat, over 1,000 medical assessments completed so far have focused primarily on ear, nose and throat ailments plus broken bones. These statistics seem to support recollections of treatment suffered by students who allege that being hit on or dragged by their ear was a common form of abuse as well as being pushed or thrown downstairs.

The Canadian Press Posted: Jul 27, 2014

Recent Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door For Metis Land Claims

This past weekend Robert Doucette, Metis Nation of Saskatchewan (MNS) President said that the recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling will have an impact on Metis land claims as well. Two University of Saskatchewan experts say Doucette could be right. U of S Professor Dwight Newman, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law and U of S Canada Research Chair Ken Coates say Doucette’s comments have merit.

By Jason Warick, The Starphoenix July 21, 2014