The government will pay nearly $800m to survivors of the ‘Sixties Scoop’ policy, which forcibly removed aboriginal children from their families

Canada will pay up to C$750m ($598m ) in compensation to thousands of aboriginals who were forcibly removed as children from their families decades ago,promising to end “a terrible legacy.“

The move is the latest bid by the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to repair ties with Canada’s often-marginalised indigenous population, which says it has been the victim of systemic racism for centuries.

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