PS: ****. Off. Now.
Payments to Indian residential school survivors, meant to compensate them for mistreatment, have led to suicides, substance abuse and depression across the country, documents obtained by Canwest News Service show.
“We had many people who were happy to receive their common experience payment. Then we have stories of others who weren’t prepared for such a large sum of money and ended up using drugs or alcohol.… We even have reports of people who died as a result of that.”
Ms. Reynolds says “many people felt the money was not enough, so therefore it made them angry as opposed to providing validation.”