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According to event organizer, Gordon Tootoosis, the warrior was from Chief Joseph's band, who kept coming north and ended up in the North Battleford area. He lived with Chief Poundmaker during the winter of `78-79 until May 2, 1885 when he was shot by the soldiers and buried on the same spot by Chief Poundmaker.
Adding his support, Chief Weenie said, "Today is specially dedicated to the people who participated from the Nez Perce, our neighbors from across the line that lived with Chief Poundmaker all those years."
Also FSIN Senator John Tootoosis said: "We have lived for a hundred years without fighting but actually what we Indian people have is a "cold war with you until all of the Treaty promises are met."
Mari Watters, direct descendant of Chief Joseph, speaking on behalf of the Nez Perce, said in broken voice: "many thanks to the people here who have opened their hearts and received us, we are the Brother, who have gone to the land of life."