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Trudeau exonerates Chief Poundmaker, apologizes to community

Priscilla Wolf
APTN National News

Justin Trudeau exonerated Chief Poundmaker in a special ceremony in Treaty 6 territory Thursday.

The Prime Minister visited Poundmaker Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, where he apologized to community members for Canada’s treatment of their nation’s former chief.

Poundmaker was charged with treason and jailed in 1885, during the Northwest Rebellion.

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