Canada Reaches $15 Billion Settlement With Indigenous Peoples

OTTAWA—Canada explained Tuesday it had achieved a tentative agreement with indigenous advocates and communities to fork out approximately $15 billion in payment to indigenous young children positioned in a child-welfare program that a quasi-judicial body ruled violated human legal rights.

The advancement caps a virtually 16-calendar year legal fight among advocates for indigenous young children and the Canadian authorities. It signifies a single of the most significant economic awards a created country has explained it would fork out users of its indigenous community.