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Confused’ survivors want answers on federal day school settlement process: Dene chief – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 202022 Views

Fort Resolution man waiting 7 months says he wants closure soon to heal

Jul 15, 2020

Wilfred Beaulieu is still traumatized by the countless physical, mental and emotional abuse he suffered during his four years at Peter Pond — a federal day school in Fort Resolution, N.W.T.

The federal day school settlement process brought all of that trauma back to the surface, Beaulieu said.

Federal day schools operated from the 1860s till the 1990s. Like residential schools, day schools aimed to assimilate Indigenous children while eradicating Indigenous languages and cultures. Former day school students can apply for a range of compensation up to $200,000 under a nationwide class action lawsuit.

“I suffer from PTSD already as it is, and this is adding on to it,” Beaulieu told CBC.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nwt-dene-nation-review-day-school-settlement-survivors-wait-1.5648830

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