Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Premier Wall Says '60S Scoop Apology Ready; No Decision on Compensation

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Premier Wall Says '60S Scoop Apology Ready; No Decision on Compensation

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Premier Wall says '60s Scoop apology is ready

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REGINA - Premier Brad Wall says the organization representing Saskatchewan First Nations has requested financial compensation be tied to an apology to victims of the '60s Scoop.

Wall won't say how much the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is asking for in compensation.

"We wanted to make a decision around the apology," he said Wednesday.

"It was offered informally, and now we've been working for a very long time to accommodate a more formal apology at the location and the time of the choosing of the Metis Nation and the FSIN.

"I respect the fact that they've now added an ask for money, a financial commitment from the government, but we haven't made the decision."

Wall announced two years ago that an apology would be coming for the policy that removed Indigenous children from their homes and placed them with non-Indigenous families -- a practice that stripped the children of their language, culture and traditions. …

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