Sask. man files human rights complaint over Métis exclusion from Sixties Scoop settlement – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2017172 Views

Robert Doucette says Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett has discriminated against the Métis

Nov 14, 2017

A Métis man from Saskatchewan has filed a human rights complaint against Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, saying she discriminated against Métis people by failing to include them in a $800-million class-action settlement over the Sixties Scoop.

On Oct. 6, Bennett announced the federal government had reached an agreement in principle with survivors of the Sixties Scoop, which refers to a period between 1951 and 1991 when thousands of Indigenous children were forcibly removed from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous families.

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