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Anniversary of Sto:lo Lynching

Terry Glavin blogs this week about the lynching of a Sto:lo (Coast Salish, 100km east of Vancouver) boy named Louie Sam in 1884. The hanging was carried out by Americans wanting retribution for a murder in Nooksack, Washington. The anniversary is today and, as Glavin notes, the Washington state legislature will adopt a resolution to “acknowledge the injustice” surrounding the event on March 1. A similar resolution is expected in the British Columbia legislature. The Vancouver Sun covers the story too (or here).

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