Indigenous People Canada

Indigenous People in Canada: We Need to do Better

Earlier this month, the Canadian Justice System failed not only the late Colten Boushie and his loved ones by allowing his killer to walk free; they also failed the indigenous population. Gerald Stanley, a 56-year-old farmer in Saskatchewan, was acquitted by the jury of the charge of second-degree murder of 22-year-old Boushie, a young Cree man from the Red Pheasant First Nation reserve. Indigenous people nationwide and their supporters are left to mourn the loss of not only Boushie but the loss of justice for Boushie. Sadly, the Boushie family’s disappointment in the Canadian Justice system is not a new one for Canada’s indigenous people – and that is not okay.
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