By Marc Lalonde Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The federal government announced last weekend it had settled with another class of plaintiffs over children taken from their homes and placed in Residential Schools. The agreement was announced jointly by the band-class plaintiffs Shane Gottfriedson and Garry Feschuk and the government on Saturday. The settlement will see Canada provide $2.8 billion to be placed in a not-for-profit trust, independent of the government. In addition, the funding disbursement plan, developed by the plaintiffs, will lay out an initial amount of $200,000 for each band class member to support the development of a funding proposal that reflects the objectives and purposes of the Four Pillars. The Four Pillars include the revival and protection of Indigenous languages, the revival and protection of Indigenous cultures, the
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