Ottawa to announce settlement for victims of 60's scoop
The federal government will announce a settlement today with Indigenous survivors of the so-called 60's scoop.
Canadian Press says the government has agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to roughly 20,000 survivors, who say they were robbed of their cultural identities by being placed with non-aboriginal families.
Sources say each claimant will get between $25,000 and $50,000 and the government will pay their legal fees.
They also say the government will set aside a further $50-million for a new Indigenous Healing Foundation.