After Colten Boushie, where do we go from here?
Anger. Frustration. Rage. Sadness. All things expressed after the decision in Colten Boushie's death. This week on Unreserved, where do we go from here — can we continue to move toward truth and reconciliation?
On the evening of February 9, Rosanna Deerchild was MCing an event at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, when she found out that Gerald Stanley, a farmer from Saskatchewan, was found not guilty in the death of Colten Boushie, a First Nation man from Red Pheasant Cree Nation. She took to the stage and shared the news with the audience.
Niigaan Sinclair, a professor of Native studies at the University of Manitoba, explains why, in that moment, he lost hope. He'll share what he's telling students now.
Our culture columnist Jesse Wente takes a look at what the Stanley verdict says about Canadian culture.
Tania Cameron explains why, for the moment, she's putting reconciliation on the shelf. As she figures out how to talk to her children about racism in Canada.
With people taking to social media to express their opinions of the Gerald Stanley acquittal, Indigenous people are being targeted with racist comments and trolls. Elaine Corden created the hashtag #settlercollector to help take the load off of Indigenous Twitter users. She is joined by Jessica Johns — a member of Sucker Creek First Nation — who has seen the benefits of the hashtag.
Cree activist Erica Violet Lee has close ties to Colten Boushie's family, and helped start the Justice for Colten Boushie GoFundMe campaign.
With all the emotions the Indigenous community is going through, elder Eliza Beardy shares some words of wisdom.
Jade Turner - Free Me
Kelly Fraser - Stay Strong