Trudeau exonerates Chief Poundmaker, apologizes to community

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.

Reporter / Saskatoon

Priscilla is Cree and a member of Mistawasis Nehiyawak in Saskatchewan. She has worked with APTN National News in the past as a reporter in Winnipeg, host for an entertainment segment, and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Wolf is an alumni of the INCA –Indian Communications Arts Program at FNUC & has a BA of Indigenous Studies from the University of Regina. She brings over ten years of experience working in media across the prairie provinces.

Contribute Button