IRSSAIndian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (Canada)
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In 1991, the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in Australia released recommendations similar to the IRSSA after investigating the deaths of 99 aboriginal people where arrest or conviction was involved.
7 million reached between the Anglican Church of Canada and other parties to the IRSSA.
Authorized in 2007, the federally funded IRSSA provides monetary payments to former students who lived at one of 139 officially identified residential schools.
As well, IRSSA Schedule D notes that while those who receive the applicant's information are bound by confidentiality, "church entities will use their best efforts to secure the same commitment.
Justice Iacobucci has, through his work on the IRSSA, made an enormous contribution towards achieving a fair, comprehensive and lasting resolution of the legacy of Indian Residential Schools," said a joint statement of the counsels representing government, native groups, and churches, which are party to the agreement.
Getting a strong commitment for reconciliation is important, said Justice Frank Iacobucci, who served as the federal government's negotiator for the IRSSA, and who was inducted as an honourary witness in Edmonton.
Sinclair noted that the TRC's mandate included gathering documents from the signatories of the IRSSA.
IAP, which was part of the negotiated IRSSA, provides compensation to students who can prove they suffered physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse at residential schools.
The IRSSA stated that if more than [dollar] 40 million remained in the CEP Trust Fund, that money would be distributed as personal credits to CEP recipients.
Funding will be used for the National Commemorative Marker Project, which has as its goal to physically mark the 139 residential schools included in the IRSSA and host community ceremonies.
of the matter is Schedule N of the IRSSA, which states, in part, "In order to ensure the efficacy of the truth and reconciliation process, Canada and the churches will provide all relevant documents in their possession or control to and for the use of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
However, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was created through the IRSSA.