CBC Kids News Film about deadly shooting aims to make life safer for Indigenous kids

CBC Kids News Film about deadly shooting aims to make life safer for Indigenous kids

Tasha Hubbard, a Cree documentary filmmaker and mother, is touring a new film with the hope that it will help make Canada a safer place for Indigenous kids. Her film nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up — the Cree title is pronounced NEE-pa-wista-MAA-sowin — is about the controversial death of Colten Boushie in 2016. The 22-year-old man from Red Pheasant First Nation in rural Saskatchewan died from a gunshot wound to the head. He and some friends drove onto a farmer’s property in an SUV and attempted to start an ATV, sparking a conflict between them and the farming family. The farmer, Gerald Stanley, testified at his trial that Boushie was shot when a gun Stanley was holding went off accidentally while he was trying to protect his family. Stanley, 56, was charged with second-degree murder — meaning it wasn’t planned in advance — but was found not guilty. The verdict caused protests because some people felt that the justice system had failed Colten Boushie and his family.

  • 2019
  • 00:04:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/24/2020
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