The government of Canada will pay $20 billion dollars to Indigenous children and their families following a historic settlement. The agreement, just finalized, compensates Indigenous children harmed through discriminatory practices by the First Nations Child and Family Services from 1991 to 2022. Another $20 billion will go toward reforming the federal child welfare service that allowed thousands of Indigenous children to fall through gaps. Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce discusses the history that led up to the settlement and the changes in store that could make a difference going forward with Mary Burton (Cree), executive director and co-founder of Fearless R2W; Cora Morgan (Sagkeeng), First Nations Family Advocate from the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs; and Dr. Jacqueline Marie Maurice (Métis descendant), CEO of the Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation.
Break 1 music: Generations (song) P. Town Boyz (artist) P. Town Boyz (album)
Break 2 music: Siku (song) Pamyua (artist) Caught in The Act (album)