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First Nations Youth Millennium Scoop and Jordan's Principle

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A $20 Billion Settlement has been Reached in First Nations Youth Millennium Scoop and Jordan’s Principle Class Actions.

The attorneys from Sotos LLP, Kugler Kandestin LLP, Miller Titerle + Co., Nahwegahbow Corbiere, and Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP are class counsel in the class action matter instituted against the Attorney General of Canada on behalf of First Nations children and families living on reserve and in the Yukon who were affected by Canada’s discriminatory underfunding of child and family welfare services, as well as on behalf of individuals affected by Canada’s failure to properly respect and apply the principles underlying Jordan’s Principle. The parties to these class actions have entered into a settlement agreement that has not yet been approved by the Court.

You are invited to contact class counsel or the Assembly of First Nations (free of charge) to learn of your rights. You may also obtain independent legal advice at your own cost.

The Agreement in principle provides for $20 billion dollars to hundreds of thousands of First Nations children and family members, comprised of the following groups who may be entitled to compensation:

• Children living on reserves or in the Yukon who were removed from their homes and placed in out-of-home care at any time from April 1, 1991 to the present.

• Children who suffered discrimination by being deprived of timely essential public services and products due to the Government’s failure to respect a child-first principle now known as “Jordan’s Principle”. These children suffered denials, delays or gaps in obtaining essential public services or products from April 1, 1991 to November 2, 2017. Jordan’s Principle is named after Jordan River Anderson, who passed away in hospital in 2005 while the federal and provincial governments disputed over who should pay for his care in home.

• Certain primary caregivers of the children described above.

You may choose to retain our law firm to represent you and to file your claim on your behalf under the existing settlement of the class actions, though you are not required to do so in order to benefit from the settlement.

It is our intention to represent anyone who chooses to retain us by helping them to: (a) prepare their claim; (b) make sure that it is properly filled out and that their personal stories fit squarely within the compensation schedule; (c) gather the information and documentation that will increase their chances of receiving compensation, as well as maximize that compensation; (d) correct any deficiencies in their claim forms (should any claims be sent back); (e) communicate directly with the claims administrator and claims assessor as needed; and (f) exercise any appeal procedures if any of our clients’ claims are rejected (should we believe that such rejection is unjustified).

If you or any First Nations individual that you know are a part of any of the above-mentioned groups, and you wish to obtain more information of how you can retain our law firm, please register on our website here and a dedicated representative will get back to you.

If you are already registered on our website and would like to contact us for any reason, please email or call 1-888-909-7863.

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Class Action: First Nations Youth Millennium Scoop and Jordan's Principle
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