Canada settles residential schools lawsuit for $2.8bn
Canada has agreed to pay C$2.8bn ($2.9bn; £1.68bn) to settle a class-action lawsuit seeking compensation for the loss of language and culture caused by its residential school system.
Government-funded compulsory boarding schools were part of a policy meant to assimilate children and destroy indigenous cultures and languages.
The money will be paid to a non-profit trust independent of the government.
But the settlement must still be finalised and approved by a court...