Boushie’s death a call to change – StarPhoenix

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 2017226 Views

August 9, 2017

Today marks one year since the death of Colten Boushie.

As the wheels of justice slowly turned during this time, the province of Saskatchewan has grappled with the undeniable truth that it has a long way to go in finding a place of peace on issues of race.

Boushie, a resident of Red Pheasant First Nation, was one of five people inside a vehicle that drove onto Gerald Stanley’s property near Biggar on Aug. 9, 2016. He was fatally shot during a confrontation, igniting racial tensions across the province.

Stanley, 55, was committed to stand trial on charges of second-degree murder after a three-day preliminary hearing in April. He is currently out on bail.

A jury trial is scheduled from Jan. 29 to Feb. 15, 2018 in Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench.

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