Background to the Chilcotin War
Lhatŝ’aŝʔin Memorial Day
October 26th marks the day that 5 of the 6 Tŝilhqot’in War Chiefs were wrongfully tried and hanged in Quesnel, B.C. This day is known as Lhatŝ’aŝʔin Memorial Day to the Tŝilhqot’in people – named after the head War Chief, Nits’ilʔin Lhatŝ’aŝʔin. Every year the event changes location and is held at sites of importance during the Chilcotin War of 1864. The Nation welcomes everyone to attend this important memorial.
The Tŝilhqot’in National Government, alongside with School District No. 27 First Nations Department, have completed the Chilcotin War curriculum for Grade 12. Please have a look if you interested in teaching this in your class.