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Trudeau in Saskatchewan to exonerate Chief Poundmaker of treason – National Observer

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201967 Views

May 23rd 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to visit a Saskatchewan First Nation today to exonerate a chief unjustly convicted of treason more than 130 years ago.

Trudeau is to vindicate Chief Poundmaker during a ceremony at the reserve that bears his name — Poundmaker Cree Nation — about 200 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.

Members of the First Nation describe Poundmaker as an important political leader who spoke out against Treaty 6 and stood up for his people at the time of the 1885 Northwest Rebellion.

They say Poundmaker was inappropriately labelled a traitor even though he stopped First Nations fighters from going after retreating federal forces that had attacked them.

Read More: https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/05/23/news/trudeau-saskatchewan-exonerate-chief-poundmaker-treason

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