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Nova Scotia working on posthumous pardon for Mi'kmaq grand chief


The Nova Scotia government is working on a pardon for a major figure in Mi'kmaq history who died more than half a century ago.

Grand Chief Gabriel Sylliboy was arrested in 1929 and convicted for hunting out of season after being found with muskrat pelts. While Sylliboy attempted to use treaty rights as his defence, it wasn't until the 1980s that those rights were recognized by the courts. Sylliboy died in 1963.


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