Canada is set to exonerate the chiefs more than 150 years after they were executed by the colonial government of British Columbia.

Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is set to exonerate six indigenous chiefs, more than 150 years after they were executed by the colonial government of British Columbia.

Members of the Tsilhqot’in Nation have long argued their ancestors were tricked by the promise of peace talks to end a conflict with white road construction workers building a road through their territory – only to be arrested and convicted by the colonial government.

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