Tk’emlups Day Scholars

Tk’emlups Day Scholars

TteS Day Scholar Initiative strategic plans are to ensure that we obtain justice, compensation but importantly Healing for our survivors, descendants and community.

DSC_0178A Court has approved the lawsuit as a class action that includes anyone who attended at any Indian Residential School, for any times they attended as a “Day Scholar” (i.e. non-resident student), as well as their children and potentially the bands within communities that contained a Residential School. The Plaintiffs in the class action are suing the Government of Canada (“Canada”) claiming that it is responsible for damages arising from attendance at the Schools.

Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc, Sechelt First Nations and the Grand Council of the Crees are currently in Exploratory Discussions with Canada with the plan to obtain a settlement; this process could take one to four years to settle. Ttes , SFN and GCC goals are to achieve justice, reconciliation, and absolute wellness for our First Nations Day Scholars who attended a residential school. More importantly, our priorities are to restore, protect, and advance our sacred language, culture, heritage, and promote absolute healing to our nations.


Survivor Class Resolutions

  • Priorities:
  • Equal treatment with Residential students who received the Common Experience Payment
  • Seek to include all individuals who were alive as of May 30, 2005
  • No cap on settlement funds

Descendant Class Resolutions

  • Priorities:
  • Descendants in IRSSA were compensated by way of healing, commemoration, and ability to record stories in TRC
  • No individual compensation for residential students’ children
  • approach to resolution must avoid the litigation risks
  • Focus on wellness and regaining of culture and heritage for descendants
  • Focus on language restoration

Band Class Resolutions

  • Priorities:
  • Restoration and protection of  language and culture
  • Community wellness, including impacts on children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of Day Scholars
  • Create a trust and use the interest to address issues as defined by the Bands
  • Treat each of 100 class members equally but address different populations as well


Ttes-SFN-JBC-Three Class Members

  • Survivors: people who attended a
  • Federally owned and operated residential school during the day and returned home every night.
  • Descendants: the children (son or daughter of the day scholar only) natural, legally adopted or traditionally adopted by ceremony
  • Band class: a band with a residential school on or near their lands, or that had day scholars.


The Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc, Sechelt First Nations and the James Bay Cree Certified Day Scholars are currently:

  • Involved in Exploratory Discussions with Canada
  • TteS, SFN &JBC will continue to move toward a negotiations process with Canada
  • AS to date we have not Settled the Day Scholar Certified Class Action therefore there are NO Benefits available to apply for right now.



Please continue to check our websites at: or

Current 2017
Tk’emlups te Secwepemc, Sechelt First Nations & James Bay Cree, Day Scholar Certified Class Action Update July, 2017
Tk’emlups te Secwepemc, Sechelt First Nations Grand Council of the Cree
Day Scholar List Community Form 2017
List of Certified Residential Schools Day Scholar Class Action
July 2017 Community Update

To Anyone Who Attended an Indian Residential School or is the Child of Someone Who Did
Opt OUT notice (French)
Opt OUT notice (English)

To Any Aboriginal Band in Canada who had Band members attend an Indian Residential School and has or had an Indian Residential School on or proximate to Band lands or property
Opt IN notice (English)
Opt IN notice (French)

Opt-in deadline is February 29, 2016 and
band class opt ins
Opt-out deadline is November 30, 2015
2015-08-20 Opt-Out Form
2015-08-20 Opt-In Form

2016 November Day Scholar Update

Day Scholar Community Meeting for January 2017

2016 October 24 Day Scholar Presentation

Opt-in Record List for Individual Contacts
Opt-in Record List for Individual Contacts

TteS SIB Certified Day Scholar Class Action Information

Day Scholar notice forms
2016 September Day Scholar notice forms

Federal Court Certified Day Scholar Notice

We continue to play a central role advocating for the full implementation of the rights for the Day Scholars who we left out of the IRSSA . It is of the utmost importance that our Day Scholars Executive attain the overarching principles of healing and reconciliation for our former Indian Residential School (IRS) Day Scholars .

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, Day Scholar Initiative Class Action continues to formulated ongoing strategies that will grant us a fair and just settlement on behalf of our Day Scholars, their descendants and our nations.

Visit our website for more detailed information

For more information please contact:

Jo-Anne Gottfriedson BGS CED
Day Scholar Chair
Chair TteS-SIB Day Scholar
T’kemlups te Secwepemc
200-330 Chief Alex Thomas Way
Kamloops.BC V2H 1H1
Office: 250-828-9788 Fax 250-372-8833


Healing one heart, one mind, one body
& one spirit at a time

News Articles

April 13, 2015 –  CTV News – Aboriginals who attended day schools also want redress for lost languages, abuse

April 9, 2015 – Coast Reporter – Harper’s 2008 residential school apology affirms day-scholar case


SCHEDULE “A” to the Order of Justice Harrington

British Columbia Residential Schools

Cariboo (St. Joseph’s, William’s Lake)
Christie (Clayoquot, Kakawis)
Coqualeetza from 1924 to 1940
Cranbrook (St. Eugene’s, Kootenay)
Kuper Island
Lejac (Fraser Lake)
Lower Post
St George’s (Lytton)
St. Mary’s (Mission)
St. Michael’s (Alert Bay Girls’ Home, Alert Bay Boys’ Home)
St. Paul’s (Squamish, North Vancouver)
Port Simpson (Crosby Home for Girls)
Anahim Lake Dormitory (September 1968 to June 1977)

Alberta Residential Schools

Assumption (Hay Lake)
Blue Quills (Saddle Lake, Lac la Biche, Sacred Heart)
Crowfoot (Blackfoot, St. Joseph’s, Ste. Trinité)
Desmarais (Wabiscaw Lake, St. Martin’s, Wabisca Roman Catholic)
Edmonton (Poundmaker, replaced Red Deer Industrial)
Ermineskin (Hobbema)
Holy Angels (Fort Chipewyan, École des Saint-Anges)
Fort Vermilion (St. Henry’s)
Joussard (St. Bruno’s)
Lac La Biche (Notre Dame des Victoires)
Lesser Slave Lake (St. Peter’s)
Morley (Stony/Stoney, replaced McDougall Orphanage)
Old Sun (Blackfoot)
Sacred Heart (Peigan, Brocket)
St. Albert (Youville)
St. Augustine (Smokey-River)
St. Cyprian (Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Home, Peigan)
St. Joseph’s (High River, Dunbow)
St. Mary’s (Blood, Immaculate Conception)
St. Paul’s (Blood)
Sturgeon Lake (Calais, St. Francis Xavier)
Wabasca (St. John’s)
Whitefish Lake (St. Andrew’s)
Grouard to December 1957
Sarcee (St. Barnabas)

Saskatchewan Residential Schools

Beauval (Lac la Plonge)
File Hills
Lac La Ronge (see Prince Albert)
Lebret (Qu’Appelle, Whitecalf, St. Paul’s High School)
Marieval (Cowesess, Crooked Lake)
Muscowequan (Lestock, Touchwood)
Onion Lake Anglican (see Prince Albert)
Prince Albert (Onion Lake, St. Alban’s, All Saints, St. Barnabas, Lac La Ronge)
Round Lake
St. Anthony’s (Onion Lake, Sacred Heart)
St. Michael’s (Duck Lake)
St. Philip’s
Sturgeon Landing (replaced by Guy Hill, MB)
Thunderchild (Delmas, St. Henri)
Fort Pelly
Cote Improved Federal Day School (September 1928 to June 1940)

Manitoba Residential Schools

Churchill Vocational Centre
Cross Lake (St. Joseph’s, Norway House)
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Dauphin (replaced McKay)
Elkhorn (Washakada)
Fort Alexander (Pine Falls)
Guy Hill (Clearwater, the Pas, formerly Sturgeon Landing, SK)
McKay (The Pas, replaced by Dauphin)
Norway House
Pine Creek (Campeville)
Portage la Prairie
Sandy Bay
Notre Dame Hostel (Norway House Catholic, Jack River Hostel, replaced Jack River Annex at Cross Lake)

Ontario Residential Schools

Bishop Horden Hall (Moose Fort, Moose Factory)
Cecilia Jeffrey (Kenora, Shoal Lake)
Chapleau (St. Joseph’s)
Fort Frances (St. Margaret’s)
McIntosh (Kenora)
Mohawk Institute
Mount Elgin (Muncey, St. Thomas)
Pelican Lake (Pelican Falls)
Poplar Hill
St. Anne’s (Fort Albany)
St. Mary’s (Kenora, St. Anthony’s)
Spanish Boys’ School (Charles Garnier, St. Joseph’s)
Spanish Girls’ School (St. Joseph’s, St. Peter’s, St. Anne’s)
St. Joseph’s/Fort William
Stirland Lake High School (Wahbon Bay Academy) from September 1, 1971 to June 30, 1991
Cristal Lake High School (September 1, 1976 to June 30, 1986)

Quebec Residential Schools

Fort George (Anglican)
Fort George (Roman Catholic)
La Tuque
Point Bleue
Federal Hostels at Great Whale River
Federal Hostels at Port Harrison
Federal Hostels at George River
Federal Hostel at Payne Bay (Bellin)
Fort George Hostels (September 1, 1975 to June 30, 1978)
Mistassini Hostels (September 1, 1971 to June 30, 1978)

Nova Scotia Residential Schools


Nunavut Residential Schools

Chesterfield Inlet (Joseph Bernier, Turquetil Hall)
Federal Hostels at Panniqtuug/Pangnirtang
Federal Hostels at Broughton Island/Qikiqtarjuaq
Federal Hostels at Cape Dorset Kinngait
Federal Hostels at Eskimo Point/Arviat
Federal Hostels at Igloolik/Iglulik
Federal Hostels at Baker Lake/Qamani’tuaq
Federal Hostels at Pond Inlet/Mittimatalik
Federal Hostels at Cambridge Bay
Federal Hostels at Lake Harbour
Federal Hostels at Belcher Islands
Federal Hostels at Frobisher Bay/Ukkivik
Federal Tent Hostel at Coppermine

Northwest Territories Residential Schools

Aklavik (Immaculate Conception)
Aklavik (All Saints)
Fort McPherson (Fleming Hall)
Ford Providence (Sacred Heart)
Fort Resolution (St. Joseph’s)
Fort Simpson (Bompas Hall)
Fort Simpson (Lapointe Hall)
Fort Smith (Breynat Hall)
HayRiver-(St. Peter’s)
Inuvik (Grollier Hall)
Inuvik (Stringer Hall)
Yellowknife (Akaitcho Hall)
Fort Smith -Grandin College
Federal Hostel at Fort Franklin
Yukon Residential Schools
Carcross (Chooulta)

Yukon Hall (Whitehorse/Protestant Hostel)

Coudert Hall (Whitehorse Hostel/Student Residence -replaced by Yukon Hall)
Whitehorse Baptist Mission
Shingle Point Eskimo Residential School
St. Paul’s Hostel from September 1920 to June 1943




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