This is what our people need’: Sask. First Nation hosting festival for Chief Poundmaker exoneration – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201820 Views

Poundmaker Storyteller’s Festival will run all summer at Poundmaker Cree Nation

Jul 02, 2018

People in Poundmaker Cree Nation, Sask. are commemorating a moment years in the making—Chief Poundmaker being exonerated from a treason conviction.

Chief Poundmaker, also known as Pîhtokahanapiwiyin, is remembered by his people as a peacemaker who endured a life of hardship.

However, Chief Poundmaker has also gone down in Canadian history as a convicted traitor. He was found guilty of treason after the North-West Rebellion in 1885.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sask-first-nation-hosting-festival-honour-exoneration-1.4730661

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