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Concordia University, Hall Building, Room H-110
1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Montreal, Quebec,
Tasha Hubbard
2019 | 1 h 38 min

On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural property with his friends. The jury’s subsequent acquittal of Stanley captured international attention, raising questions about racism embedded within Canada’s legal system and propelling Colten’s family to national and international stages in their pursuit of justice. Sensitively directed by Tasha Hubbard, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up weaves a profound narrative encompassing the filmmaker’s own adoption, the stark history of colonialism on the Prairies, and a vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands.

Canadian Roots Exchange (CRE) – 8th Annual Youth Gathering.
Jade Tootoosis in attendance for a post-screening discussion.
Film will be presented in its original version, subtitled in French.
Photo : © Melissa Kent / CBC Licensing
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