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

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