Sixties Scoop Class Action Lawsuits

The Government of Canada has announced that it is negotiating towards a national resolution of the Sixties Scoop lawsuits. In anticipation of this, some law firms are encouraging survivors to retain them to act on their behalf in the event of a settlement.

As noted in last week’s newsletter, two information sessions were held Aug. 31 in Campbell River with the Vancouver-based law firm Bronstein and Company. For more information on that, contact Nicole Kitts of Sasamans Society at 250-914-2212 or toll-free 1-888-597-2810.

Another law firm has contacted the Band to offer information in case members wish to retain their services. This law firm is Courtis, Desmoulin Law Office, which is located on the Fort William First Nation near Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Lawyer Brandon Desmoulin says “Two of our lawyers, including myself, are the children and grandchildren of Indian Residential School Survivors and have worked to assist survivors for the past several years in many part of Canada and the USA.”

While some law firms are looking at class action (group) lawsuits, Courtis, Desmoulin plans to act individually on behalf of clients. More information is available from them by calling 1-877-266-6646.

The Sixties Scoop refers to cases involving Aboriginal children who were removed from their homes and placed with non-Aboriginal families, mostly in the 1960s.

The Wei Wai Kum First Nation does not endorse or advise members about these lawsuits. We are providing information as a service to members.