The Trudeau government has reached an agreement with First Nations partners to compensate victims of its underfunded child welfare system.
The government has agreed to offer 20-billion-dollars in compensation, and will use another 20-billion to overhaul the system.
Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu says children, families and caregivers who qualify will receive a minimum of 40-thousand-dollars each.
Indigenous advocate Cindy Blackstock says the agreements are an important first step.
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller says historic injustices require historic reparations