I have been representing the survivors of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School for 17 years.
As I explained during the Truth and Reconcilaition Hearings that were held in Halifax, Nora Bernard played a key role in the landmark Indian Residential School class action. The class action settlement was the largest historical redress settlement in the world.
For the last 5 years, former students of Indian Residential Schools who were victims of physical or sexual abuse have been able to apply for compensation under the Independant Assessment Process.
Now the claims process is drawing to an end. Survivors who wish to file a claim must do so before midnight September 19, 2012.
It has been an honour and a privilege being able to represent Nora and all the other residential school survivors.