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When he exonerated six Tsilhqot’in war chiefs, the Prime Minister recognized our truth – Macleans.ca

Nov 14, 2018

Opinion: Chief Joe Alphonse of the Tsilhqot’in national government explains what Justin Trudeau’s exoneration of the six war chiefs hanged in 1864 meant to his people

Chief Joe Alphonse is the tribal chair of the Tsilhqot’in national government.

On Mar. 26, 2018, in the House of Commons, the government of Canada exonerated our six Tsilhqot’in war chiefs of any crime or wrongdoing during the Chilcotin War of 1864. But the real exoneration event was yet to come—always planned to be held on our Aboriginal title lands—directly to our people, to our elders, following our own spiritual and ceremonial ways, in the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s House of Government.

Bringing the spirit home: this is what the Nov. 2 exoneration of our war chiefs was about.

Read More: https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/when-he-exonerated-six-tsilhqotin-war-chiefs-the-prime-minister-recognized-our-truth/

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