February 17, 2018 1:50 pm
Updated: February 17, 2018 3:18 pm

Some Manitoba 60’s scoop survivors protest settlement

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett.

Adrian Wyld / The Canadian Press

Some Manitoba survivors of the 60s Scoop are encouraging others to opt out of a settlement.

In October, the feds announced it had reached an agreement with about 20,000 survivors, who are each to receive a payout of between $25,000 and $50,000.

READ MORE: ’60s Scoop settlement ‘first step’ in reconciliation with Indigenous victims: Bennett

Coleen Rajotte, who was taken from her family when she was a baby, was disappointed to learn the law firms involved would be getting $75 million.

Rajotte said they want to negotiate for a better deal and need to get 2,000 other survivors to opt out of the settlement by May.​

-with files from Diana Foxall


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