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University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Law
41 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, New Brunswick,
Tasha Hubbard
2019 | 98 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 transformative vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands.
Joint film screening: University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, Department of History and Saint Thomas University Faculty of Humanities.
Q & A panel following the screening with film producer Lloyd Salamone, Dr. Nicole O’Byrne and Dr. Andre Loiselle.
Photo : © Melissa Kent / CBC Licensing
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