In Canada, up to $ 31 billion in compensation is planned to help indigenous children who have been discriminated against.
The report was released by the BBC.
In September of this year, a court ruled that local children were more disadvantaged than others under the social security system and decided to pay a total of $ 31 billion to cover every local child in the social security system after 2006.
The government initially said it would appeal the decision. However, public pressure on the government increased after more than 1,100 unmarked graves known to belong to local children were discovered in the areas where the former boarding schools are located.
Graves with 751 unregistered children’s bodies were found in the kindergarten of Marieval boarding school in Sakatchevan province on June 24 this year.
On June 30, 2021, graves with the remains of 182 children were identified near the Eugene Mission School.
$ 31 billion will be allocated to improve the well-being of families with local children.
The church boarding school, which operated from 1831 to 1996, hosted about 150,000 Hindu children who were forcibly taken from their homes and families. Many of these orphaned children have died as a result of physical and sexual abuse and malnutrition.