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‘We’re finally hearing the First Nations perspective’: Chief Poundmaker art exhibit opens

Posted by Em Ironstar on May 9th, 2019

Chief Poundmaker was convicted of "treason-felony" in 1885, even though he prevented the slaughter of hundreds of federal troops.

Organizers of a new art exhibit on the Poundmaker Cree Nation hope it will set the historical record straight about their famous chief.

"We're finally hearing the First Nations perspective, which has been missing for over a century," Poundmaker Cree Nation headman (councillor) Milton Tootoosis said during a tour of the museum on the reserve, located 50 kilometres west of the Battlefords. Read more...

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