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

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
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Justin Trudeau was right to exonerate the Tsilhqot’in, who never were defeated

Terry Glavin on the trail of the story of the Chilcotin War and how its warriors narrowly survived to fight another day
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Justin Trudeau exonerates Tsilhqot’in chiefs: Watch the PM’s full apology

The PM will acknowledge a group of six B.C. chiefs were wrongly convicted and hanged in 1864
The Western Suburbs of Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada, c1888.

How a smallpox epidemic forged modern British Columbia

In 1862, smallpox killed thousands of Indigenous people in B.C.—and what ensued sparked issues that the province still grapples with today