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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will right this moment exonerate six B.C. First Nations chiefs convicted of murdering white colonists greater than 150 years in the past in pre-Confederation British Columbia.

Trudeau will ship a speech on the matter at roughly three p.m., after query interval. Following the announcement, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and modern-day Tsilhqot’in chiefs will communicate to the media. CBCNews.ca will carry these occasions dwell.

In 1864, 5 Tsilhqot’in chiefs have been known as to what they thought have been peace talks to finish the Chilcotin War.

A practice native drum with an emblem remembering the six chiefs who have been killed greater than a 150 years in the past is pictured throughout a ceremony to commemorate their deaths in Quesnel, B.C. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Instead, they have been accused of murdering 14 members of a road-building occasion. They have been then tried, convicted and hanged.

Five of the chiefs have been executed, below Crown authority, close to the settlement of Quesnel, B.C., within the province’s inside. A sixth chief was later hanged close to New Westminster, B.C., after making an attempt to supply reparations.

The chiefs opposed the development of roads to gold-rich lands and sought to cease the incursion into their conventional territory.

There are additionally allegations that the road-building crew took some Tsilhqot’in girls hostage.

The Tsilhqot’in have lengthy objected to the chiefs being tried as criminals, saying the killing of the colonists was carried out throughout a battle between the First Nations and the colonial authority in B.C.

Trudeau will absolve the Tsilhqot’in of guilt « in any way, shape or form » associated to the killings in 1864, Chief Joe Alphonse stated in a video posted on the Tsilhqot’in National Government’s Facebook web page.

Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse stated Trudeau will absolve the Tsilhqot’in of guilt ‘in any method, form or type’ associated to the killings in 1864. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

« The Chilcotin War is what defines us, » Alphonse stated.

« If you come into Tsilhqot’in territory you had to have Tsilhqot’in permission. And when the Waddington road-building crew came in, they didn’t get that permission. And when they took our women, abused our women, we declared war on them. »

In 2014, B.C. Premier Christy Clark additionally totally exonerated the chiefs of any wrongdoing.

Note: « Previously Published on: 2018-03-26 13:55:44, as ‘Trudeau to exonerate Tsilhqot’in chiefs hanged in 1864

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