Prime Minister Exonerates First Nations Chiefs Executed in 1860s

House of Commons Proceedings

Prime Minister Exonerates First Nations Chiefs Executed in 1860s

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issues a statement of exoneration in the House of Commons for the six Tsilhqot’in war chiefs who were hanged by the B.C. colonial government in the 1860s after a deadly confrontation with a construction crew on Tsilhqot’in territory.

Conservative Indigenous affairs critic Cathy McLeod, NDP parliamentary leader Guy Caron, Bloc Québécois Indigenous affairs critic Marilène Gill, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May respond to the statement. Members of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation perform a traditional drumming ceremony in the Chamber. (March 26, 2018)