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Update on the Band Reparations Class Action

Posted on: September 11, 2022

Update on the Band Reparations Class Action – trial starts Monday September 12, 2022 in Vancouver, B.C.

On Monday, September 12 representative plaintiffs shíshálh Nation and Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc begin their fight for compensation for the collective harm suffered as a result of the residential school system, including in particular the loss of and damage to our languages and cultures. In total, 326 First Nations across Canada have joined the Band Reparations lawsuit as class members.

The trial starts on September 12, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the Federal Court in Vancouver, BC, and is expected to last six to eight weeks. The trial will be broadcast live online on the Zoom platform. Those wishing to watch will need to register with the Federal Court here:

During the trial, the court will decide whether Canada is legally responsible for the collective harms suffered by bands as a result of residential schools, including in particular loss of language and culture.