On June 3, 2015, the Federal Court certified a class action lawsuit seeking compensation for First Nations students that were forced to attend federally-run schools, but were allowed to return home in the evenings. The day scholars suffered loss of language and their connection to their culture and identity, much like former students of residential schools.
Moose Cree First Nation has opted-in to the Day Scholars Class Action on behalf of its members. Individuals that attended day school at Bishop Horden Hall (Moose Fort), or have a parent that attended and wish to be included on the Moose Cree First Nation list of day scholars are asked to complete the form below.
You also have the option of downloading a fillable form that can be printed or emailed.
Forms must be completed by December 10, 2016 at 12:00 noon.
This form is for negotiation purposes only and is not a formal application for compensation.
If you require assistance, please contact Patricia Wapachee, Director of Administration and Communications, at 705-658-4619 ext. 243 or at .
Individuals are included in this lawsuit and a member of a Class if they are:
A Survivor: This Class consists of all Aboriginal persons who attended at one of the Schools, but only for periods that were not compensated for through a Common Experience Payment; or
A Descendant of a Survivor: The Class consists of all persons who are the children of Survivor Class Members or were adopted either legally or traditionally by a Survivor or their spouse.
Deceased Day Scholars: If your Day Scholar parent is deceased, please still fill in the portion of your parent(s) name and names of the children.