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Diplomat, peacekeeper: Saskatchewan First Nation awaits Poundmaker exoneration – paNOW

May 20, 2019

When Milton Tootoosis thinks about the planned exoneration of Chief Poundmaker, he breaks down.

A headman and councillor at Poundmaker Cree Nation, about a two-hour drive from Saskatoon, Tootoosis says absolving the chief of any guilt in a battle with federal forces almost 135 years ago makes him think about the resiliency of his people.

“Our people went through a lot,” Tootoosis, choking back tears, said in a recent interview with The Canadian Press.

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