Canada, First Nations reach settlement on child welfare discrimination

The Canadian government on Jan. 5 announced an agreement in principle with the country's First Nations to compensate Indigenous children and their families who were harmed by discrimination and underfunding of Canada's child welfare system in the Yukon Territory.

Approximately C$20 billion will be used to pay compensation to victims, while the other C$20 billion will be spent on reforming the system over five years.

The settlement is worth about $31.5 billion U.S.

After final details are negotiated, the settlement agreements and distribution plan must be approved by the court and tribunal befo...


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