Colten Boushie documentary examines history of racism, oppression on the Prairies – CTV

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2019144 Views

April 23, 2019

TORONTO — Documentary filmmaker Tasha Hubbard didn’t know Colten Boushie, but when she heard about the killing of the young Indigenous man, it was all she could think about.

Boushie, a 22-year-old member of the Red Pheasant First Nation, died from a gunshot to the back of his head after the vehicle he was in with friends drove onto a rural farm property near Biggar, Sask., in August 2016.

Last year a jury acquitted farmer Gerald Stanley of second-degree murder after he testified his gun went off accidentally when he was trying to scare off young people who were on his property.

The case sparked racial tensions, rallies and hateful online comments, and Saskatchewan-raised Hubbard, who is Cree, recalls being stunned by news of his death while driving with her son and nephew, who were both nine at the time.

Read More: https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/colten-boushie-documentary-examines-history-of-racism-oppression-on-the-prairies-1.4391373

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