Students of Kivalliq Hall in Rankin Inlet may be eligible for compensation.

The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat is accepting applications to the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) for abuse claims at Kivalliq Hall in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

Following a decision in July 2018, from the Nunavut Court of Appeal, Kivalliq Hall was added to a list of eligible schools under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA).

Canada is conducting a Notice Program that will include radio, television and print advertisements in local, regional and national media outlets to inform individuals who resided at Kivalliq Hall that they may be eligible for compensation under the IAP. In addition, Secretariat staff are working with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) and the Kivalliq Inuit Association to ensure that individuals who attended the facility have access to information about the IAP.

Individuals who resided at Kivalliq Hall may also be eligible for the Common Experience Payment, which is administered by the Government of Canada.

What is the Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA)?

The Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) is an agreement between the Government of Canada and approximately 86,000 Native Canadians who were enrolled as children in the Canadian Indian residential school system at some point. Its goal is to address the legacy of government-run schools, including compensation for claims of sexual or physical abuse, healing measures, and the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

In 2012, former Kivalliq Hall student, Simeon Mikkungwak, and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. claimed former students of Kivalliq Hall in Rankin Inlet should be eligible for compensation. Kivalliq Hall was added to the IRSSA in 2018.

What is the Independent Assessment Process (IAP)?

The Independent Assessment Process (IAP) was established in 2007 under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement to resolve claims of serious physical, sexual or emotional abuse suffered at Indian Residential Schools. The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat has resolved more than 99% of the 38,000 claims it has received. The Secretariat is working towards resolving all remaining claims and completing its mandate by March 31, 2021.

Were you a student at Kivalliq Hall in Rankin Inlet between June 12, 1985 and December 31, 1997?
Ahlstrom Wright can help you.

If you were a student at Kivalliq Hall between June 12, 1985 and December 31, 1997, contact the lawyers at Ahlstrom Wright. The lawyers at Ahlstrom Wright can use their knowledge and expertise in this area to help you.

The application deadline for Kivalliq Hall claimants is January 25, 2020.

 

For more information, contact Ahlstrom Wright.

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