Provincial Pardon 90 Years In The Making Granted To Late Mi'kmaq Grand Chief

Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017 15:19 PM

It's only the second time someone has been pardoned posthumously in Nova Scotia with an apology from the province.

Late grand chief Gabriel Sylliboy was wrongfully convicted for hunting on crown lands almost 90 years ago.

The Lieutenant Governor granted him a free pardon during a ceremony yesterday.

Morley Googoo, Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations says it was an important step.

"Doing every little thing that we can do to correct things. So I thought it was a very positive step and I commend every person who was involved in it."

Googoo says reconciliation is something that will take effort from individuals in Nova Scotia, not just government.

But, he says it was good to see the province step up and apologize for past wrongs.