Radio Interview – Scoop Victims Compensation Claims ‘NOT ADVANCED’ Since 1995 Submission
August 12, 2013 § Leave a comment
August 12, 2013, Because of increase in inquiries regarding resolution mechanisms that are alternatives to that being offered by TRC-Canada, including building class actions and individual civil suits, I’m re-posting the following radio interview and suggestions. Good Luck.
August 7, 2013, Yesterday on Truth & Reconciliation Commission-Canada facebook page, statements of frustrated Canadian Scoops Victims-Survivors were posted along with link to a radio station interviewing ‘Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops Kept Within Canada’ and placed in residential schools. The link to the radio interview is offered at the bottom of this post. The group of victims-survivors who were interviewed for this radio program well represent the enormous frustration and anger of victims-survivors of Canadian Scoops who filed their complaints and claims for compensation as early as 1995 and have recently received notice that their claims have ‘not advanced’.
If they haven’t already, these Canadian Scoops Victims-Survivors Kept Within Canada should realize – as have the USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops – that being approved for compensation is like getting an insurance company to honour a legitimate and potentially very large $-claim, i.e., though you are entitled to compensation and they have a large pool of funds, because so many are entitled to compensation from the same pool of funds, they aren’t going to compensate you easily – they need to make some of the qualified applicants give up & go away – so you need to do the following: 1. apply for compensation by filling out their forms entirely, 2. supply evidence of each answer and statement made on the applications, 3. expect your 1st submission for compensation will be denied or ‘not advanced’, and 4. appeal that denial. There is – as was mentioned in this radio interview – the probability that the appeal will be denied as well. However, you need that denial in order to advance your claims in class action suits, civil suits.
Collecting evidence in order to complete the compensation applications is very difficult. It’s difficult because, as mentioned in radio interview (link below), TRC-Canada has raised the bar on evidence requirements even though, typical-inherent in acts of genocide, victim paperwork is especially hard to find (the perpetrators of the genocide – in attempting to destroy the culture – destroy all identity paperwork-records). Making it more difficult of course, many of the victims-survivors don’t have the resources – money, computers, research skills – necessary to collect evidence to support their compensation applications. When ordering documentation to support your applications order (3) certified copies, i.e., (1) for the application, (1) for additional appeal-applications & meetings (the turn around on requests can be longer than the time it will take for you to order and receive another certified copy, and (1) for your permanent records.
Government of Canada and Indian & Northern Affairs Canada is enormously difficult to obtain records from. Based on my experience, these offices require the person requesting documentation go to their offices in person (they do not have an office in USA to assist in this process). Remind them that you are entitled to your own identity paperwork.
Hopefully, the advocates interviewed in this radio program (link below) will be able to encourage attorneys in Canada to find these victims-survivors and enable them to file successful compensation applications and class action and civil suits.