Federal government reaches agreement in principle to compensate Indigenous children

Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu announced on Tuesday that the federal government has reached an agreement-in-principle with Indigenous people and First Nations communities that amounts to a total of $40 billion, with nearly half of the money going to those impacted by the discriminatory underfunding of the First Nations child and family services program that led to children being taken from their families or caregivers. Another $20 billion will be spent over the next five years to reform the First Nations Child and Family Services program and begin the work to reform Jordan's principle and other departmental initiatives.