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Global National: Jan. 4, 2022 | How Ottawa’s $40B Indigenous child welfare settlement will roll out

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Years after a landmark decision by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, the federal government has now unveiled details on a $40 billion plan to compensate Indigenous children and families harmed by the child welfare system. David Akin breaks down the numbers behind the largest class-action settlement in Canadian history and the reaction from advocates.

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