"The Aboriginal Healing Foundation's Latest Study Looks at the Potential Health and Social Impacts of Indian Residential School Lump Sum Payments : August 20, 2007. Ottawa - The Aboriginal Healing Foundation's latest research study, released today, has been prepared in anticipation of the imminent arrival of the 1.9 billion [dollar] Common Experience Payments, a central component of Canada's Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement. Lump Sum Compensation Payments Research Project: The Circle Rechecks Itself assesses the impact of past compensation payments to Aboriginal people. The research consisted of two phases, a first-phase literature review and a second-phase key informant survey. The second phase involved 117 field interviews conducted across western and northwestern Canada.