All Cowichan Valley residents who who are part of the Indian Day School case or who wish to be part of it were urged last week to contact both their local bands and the Manitoba lawyers who are handling the case.
The long-running effort is an attempt to gain some financial compensation for native students who attended what were called “indian day schools”, facilities where abuses of students are alleged to have taken place.
According to Kathleen Mazier of Alghoul and Associates, there is a push underway to update the mailing address list.
The best way to do this is to contact her directly by phoning 1-877-378-4487 (toll free).
“An interview will be conducted over the phone,” she said. “We are also accepting new day school applicants. If you wish to apply, we have waived the $25 fee.”