The settlement offer
On October 6, 2017, Carolyn Bennett, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, announced a historic “agreement in principle” for all children taken from their homes and robbed of their identities in the Sixties Scoop. The government has set aside $750 million for individual compensation, specific to the damage caused by loss of culture. They've earmarked another $50 million for a foundation dedicated to reconciliation initiatives, a cause that has been championed by Chief Marcia Brown Martel. However, the claim will leave out groups like Métis and non-status Indigenous Peoples.