This law suit seeks compensation for First Nations women, “Indians” to use the name from the legislation, for forced sterilizations. Victims were pressured or did not understand.
Tubal ligations on Indigenous women were performed shortly after they had given birth, without their informed consent. For some members of the Class, consent paperwork was presented just after they had given birth, when they were still in labour, or while they were under the influence of painkillers and other medications.
For other members of the Class, no consent was sought or obtained, at least to their recollection.