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Listen to CBC Saskatchewan's original podcast 'Boushie'

In 2016, Colten Boushie, a young Indigenous man, was shot and killed on a farm in rural Saskatchewan, inciting racial tensions across the province. CBC Saskatchewan has launched "Boushie", a podcast series that brings together interviews and stories by CBC journalists covering his death.

Episodes 1-7 available now

In 2016, Colten Boushie, a young Indigenous man, was shot and killed on a farm in rural Saskatchewan, inciting racial tensions across the province. 

CBC Saskatchewan has launched "Boushie", a podcast series that chronicles the story of Boushie and the white farmer, Gerald Stanley, who was charged with second-degree murder and found not guilty in connection to his death.

The podcast, which is hosted by CBC Radio's Rachel Zelniker, traces the case from the shooting until after the not-guilty verdict.

In each episode she'll be joined by CBC reporter Charles Hamilton for an in-depth look at what's happening inside the courtroom, as well as the stories behind it. 

You can download episodes of Boushie at CBC podcasts, subscribe on iTunes or your favourite podcast app.

Episode 1 

Stanley is being accused of a murder he says he didn't commit. Here's what we know so far. 

In 2016 Colten Boushie, a young Indigenous man, was shot and killed on a farm in rural Saskatchewan, polarizing the province along racial lines. In this episode we'll tell you what we know about that man and the night he was killed. We'll also tell you about the white farmer, Gerald Stanley, who was charged with Boushie's death. 13:47

Episode 2

Episode 2 explains how Boushie's death turned into a movement to end racism, while — at the same time — sparking hundreds of racist and violent messages. The episode looks at how people in Saskatchewan responded to it all.

In 2016, Colten Boushie, a young Indigenous man, was shot and killed on a farm in rural Saskatchewan. This episode explains how Boushie's death turned into a movement to end racism, while — at the same time — sparking hundreds of racist and violent messages. 16:02

Episode 3

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Episode 3 goes inside the courtroom during the first week of Stanley's murder trial as witnesses — including Gerald Stanley's son and Boushie's friends — testify about what they say happened on the farm the day Boushie was killed. 

This episode goes inside the courtroom during the first week of Stanley's murder trial as witnesses — including Gerald Stanley's son and Boushie's friends — testify about what they say happened on the farm the day Boushie was killed. 17:02

Episode 4

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Episode 4 goes through the second week of Stanley's murder trial as Stanley's defence team makes its case. It details Stanley's testimony about what happened on the farm the day Boushie was killed and explains why he's calling it a freak accident.

This episode goes through the second week of Stanley's murder trial as Stanley's defence team makes its case. It details Gerald Stanley's testimony about what happened on the farm the day Boushie was killed and explains why he’s calling it a freak accident. 24:13

Episode 5

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Episode 5 goes through the jury's verdict in Gerald Stanley's second degree murder trial, and the national reaction it triggered.

This episode goes through the jury’s verdict in Gerald Stanley's second degree murder trial, and the national reaction it triggered. 25:01

Episode 6

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Episode 6 explores the debate around jury selection reform in the wake of the not guilty verdict, and asks whether the Canadian justice system needs to change.

Episode 6 explores the debate around jury selection reform in the wake of the not guilty verdict in Gerald Stanley's second-degree murder case, and asks whether the Canadian justice system needs to change. 21:49

Episode 7

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Episode 7 looks at how the shooting, trial and verdict have changed the conversation around reconciliation in Canada. It asks what people think the aftermath says about the country and where the conversation needs to go next.