Indian Boarding Homes Class Action Notice of Settlement

Were you in the Indian Boarding Homes Program between September 1, 1951, and June 30, 1992, OR, if your placement in the Indian Boarding Homes Program was after June 30, 1992, was Canada responsible for the placement?

You may be eligible for Compensation

The Indian Boarding Homes Program, established by the Government of Canada, placed children from First Nations and Inuit communities with private families for the purpose of attending school.

The Indian Boarding Homes Class Action Settlement provides compensation to people who were placed in these homes by the Government of Canada.

Individuals placed in these private homes who are no longer living are eligible for compensation if they died on or after July 24, 2016. Representatives of deceased individuals may claim compensation on their behalf.

Placements for the purpose of attending post-secondary education (college or university) are not part of the Settlement and are not eligible for compensation.

You can:

1. Make a Claim for Compensation

If you were in the Indian Boarding Homes Program, you can make a claim for compensation. You must complete a claim form and send it to the Claims Administrator by the Claims Deadline of Monday, February 22, 2027.

Claim forms are available on the Class Action Website or by contacting Class Counsel.

OR

2. Opt-Out of the Class Action

If you do not want to participate in the Settlement, you must complete and submit an Opt-Out Form by Monday, July 22, 2024. By opting out, you will maintain your right to independently sue Canada for harms you suffered in the Indian Boarding Homes Program, but you will not be able to claim compensation under the Settlement. To obtain an Opt-Out Form, please visit the Class Action Website or contact Class Counsel.

How to get more information

To obtain details of the Settlement, the Claim Forms and the Opt-Out Form:

· Go to the Indian Boarding Home Class Action Website:

· https://boardinghomesclassaction.com

· Contact the Claims Administrator:

· Phone Number: 1-888-499-1144

· Email: claims@boardinghomesclassaction.com

· Contact Quebec Subclass Counsel (Quebec only):

· Dionne Schulze s.e.n.c.

· Mailing Address: 507 Place d’Armes, Suite 502 Montreal, QC H2Y 2W8

· Phone Number: 1-888-232-3778

· Email: percival@dionneschulze.ca

· Website: https://www.dionneschulze.ca

· Contact Class Counsel (All Other Provinces & Territories):

· Klein Lawyers LLP

· Mailing Address: 1385 W 8th Avenue #400 Vancouver, BC V6H 3V9

· Phone Number: 1-604-874-7171

· Email: ibhclassaction@callkleinlawyers.com

· Website: https://www.callkleinlawyers.com

If you know others who were in the Indian Boarding Homes Program, please share this information with them or share the following website via this link: class action website

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We invite you to participate in a survey to help shape the future of our Culture and Language programs/services, and the possibility of a new cultural building.

Your input is vital in preserving and promoting our heritage.

This is a chance for Haisla Members to share your thoughts and ideas on what matters most to our community.

Let's work together to build a stronger, more vibrant Haisla Nation! To participate in the survey click here: HAISLA CULTURAL BUILDING SURVEY

Any questions regarding the content of this survey can be directed to:

Nancy Nyce, Culture & Language Revitalization Coordinator, nnyce@haisla.ca or 250-632-6151 ext. 231

Angie Silvestre, Culture & Language Manager, asilvestre@haisla.caor 250-632-6151 ext. 228

We value your feedback! If you're currently receiving support, or have received support in the past, from the Haisla Employment & Training Department, we invite you to participate in our satisfaction survey. Your input will help us enhance our services to better meet your needs.

To participate click here: STUDENT SATISFACTION SURVEY

Your responses will help us understand your experience with:

  • Financial Assistance
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Your feedback matters! Let's work together to improve and support your educational journey.

From the Culture & Language department:

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A film crew will be in our community this weekend taking footage of the Haisla Days events.

Please see attached notice with full details: Notice to Membership_Film Crew in Community.

Questions regarding this notice can be directed to Angie Silvestre, Culture & Language Manager via email: asilvestre@haisla.ca.

Thank you.

Haisla Nation Council plans to update the Membership Law established in 1987 and has outlined the reasons in the following notice.

To access the complete notice, please click here: Notice of Proposed Update to Haisla Nation Membership Law

HNC Lands and Environment department invite you to join LNG Canada for their open house.

Start time: 4:30 pm

Location: Haisla Recreation Centre, 1538 Jassee Street, Kitamaat Village, BC

If your child could use some homework help, visit the Haisla Youth Centre where Raeonna and Nigel are available to assist.

The Homework Club will commence on Thursday, May 16, and will continue every Thursday.

For inquiries about the Homework Club, please contact Tara Grant at 778-735-2302.

First Peoples Law is once again offering their $10,000 Indigenous law student scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded to an Indigenous law student currently enrolled at a Canadian law school with a demonstrated interest in serving and advancing the interests of Indigenous Peoples.

Applications are now open until July 31, 2024, and can be filled out on their website. Use the QR code on the poster or go to their website via this link: https://www.firstpeopleslaw.com/public-education/scholarship

Please feel free to share the poster with those who may be interested.

The HNC Employment and Training department offers funding support for Haisla members interested in attending the Transformations Program out of Prince George, BC. The HNC contact for funding support is Marlayna Amos, Employment & Training Coordinator:

Email mamos@haisla.ca

Phone: 250-632-6151, Ext. 209

For additional information the link to the Transformations website can be found here:  https://www.transformations.ca/

Haisla members can register directly via Transformations on-line registration process.

At a duly convened council meeting on April 17, 2024, Haisla Nation Council resolved to conduct a by-election to fill two vacant council positions. This decision was formalized through a Band Council Resolution. An independent third party, OneFeather, has been appointed to oversee the by-election. Please see notice of By-Election received from OneFeather for full details.

NOMINATION MEETING

JUNE 20, 2024

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HAISLA RECREATION CENTRE

KITAMAAT VILLAGE, BC

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DATE OF BY-ELECTION

AUGUST 1, 2024

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

HAISLA RECREATION CENTRE

KITAMAAT VILLAGE, BC

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