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Tim Giago: Abuse suit lawyers are questionable

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THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2003

"Monetary compensation would be a salve, but hardly a cure.

The Indian mission and Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding schools caused near irreparable damage to at least two generations of Indian children. Thousands of children were abused culturally, spiritually and sexually. The damage done is still felt in the Indian communities of America and Canada.

For more than 25 years I wrote about it and was eventually considered some sort of nut for daring to broach this hideous subject. When the Canadian Indians won their suit against the Anglican Church of Canada, I felt vindicated."

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