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Below is a list of articles, with summary, about Indian residentials schools, the IAP and other related news.

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Cover-up of residential school crimes a national shame

Published: August 25, 2015 - Added: August 26, 2015 - Publication: The Star

Link http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2015/08/25/cover-up-of-residential-school-crimes-a-national-shame.html

“I remember being in the dining room having a meal. I got sick and through up on the floor. Sister Mary Immaculate [Anna Wesley] slapped me many times and made me eat my own vomit. So I did, I ate all of it. And then I threw up again … Sister Mary Immaculate slapped me and told me again to eat my vomit. … I was sick for a few days after that.”
 
The speaker is the Rev. Andrew Wesley, a survivor of St. Anne’s Indian Residential School in Fort Albany, Ontario, quoted in Charlie Angus’s new bookChildren of the Broken Treaty, which traces the history of Treaty 9 as well as of that the Indian Residential Schools system. Today Andrew Wesley is the Aboriginal Priest for the Anglican Church of Canada’s Archdiocese of Toronto. But in the mid-1950s, he was only one of several children at St. Anne’s whom Anna Wesley forced to eat their own vomit. Though she pled not guilty, Wesley was convicted in 1999 of assault and administering a noxious substance.

Independent assessment process

Published: August 15, 2023 - Added: August 24, 2015 - Publication: Indian Residential schools survivor society

Link http://http://irsss.ca/resources/independent-assessment-process/#start

The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat has released a new video to help claimants prepare for their hearing in the Independent Assessment Process (IAP). – Click here to view more information: www.iap-peo.ca


Day scholar lawsuit certified

Published: June 08, 2015 - Added: August 07, 2015 - Publication: Coast Reporter

Link http://www.coastreporter.net/news/local-news/day-scholar-lawsuit-certified-1.2022912

A class action lawsuit filed against Canada on behalf of all First Nation day scholars and their children has been certified in Federal Court and is now moving forward.
 
Sechelt (shíshálh) Nation hereditary chief and councillor Garry Feschuk told members of the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) board about the certification on July 23, noting the judge who certified the lawsuit also called for a mediated settlement.
 

Lawyer accused of misconduct crashes residential school survivor gathering

Published: May 08, 2015 - Added: August 06, 2015 - Publication: APTN

Link http://aptn.ca/news/2015/08/05/lawyer-accused-of-misconduct-crashes-residential-school-survivor-gathering/

WINNIPEG – Jaws dropped and eyes popped Tuesday when a lawyer being investigated for the way he handled residential school claims showed up unannounced at a survivors’ support meeting.
 
“He crashed the meeting,” said survivor Garnet Angeconeb, who chaired the gathering near Sioux Lookout, Ontario