Chiefs honour Indigenous leader wrongfully hanged in B.C. 154 years ago today

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Author: 
The Canadian Press
Source: 
Surrey Now

Chiefs have gathered in New Westminster, B.C., to commemorate an Indigenous leader who was wrongfully tried and hanged 154 years ago.

Chief Ahan was hanged in the city’s downtown on July 18, 1865, and a ceremony memorializing his exoneration was held at a high school today where the Tsilhqot’in Nation believes its ancestor could be buried.

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