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.
2019 | 1 h 38 min
Truth and Reparation Film Series, presented by The Mir Centre for Peace and Indigenous Services at Selkirk College.
Jade Tootoosis will participate in a discussion at 9pm, following the film.
More information here.
Photo : © Melissa Kent / CBC Licensing