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Exoneration of Chief celebrated at Poundmaker Museum – My Lloydminster Now
by ahnationtalk onApril 8, 2019157 Views
Apr. 6th, 2019
The life, legacy and liberation of Chief Poundmaker will be on display in an art gallery by the Saskatchewan First Nation that bears his name to celebrate his exoneration.
The art gallery will take place on May 1, which is a day before Chief Poundmaker’s exoneration by the Federal government. The legendary Cree leader was found guilty of treason after the Northwest Rebellion in 1885. The exoneration is part of Ottawa’s efforts in reconciliation.
Poundmaker Museum curator Floyd Favel believes there are different feeling towards the exoneration, but he says from an education standpoint it corrects history.
“I think it’s important in Canada that we start framing history from the perspective of Indigenous people because very often we have an opposite point of view of what’s been written and talked about in books.”