NEW Protest For Colten Boushie at Supreme Court

Posted February 12, 2018

A public hanging in 1885 of six Cree and two Assiniboine men on murder charges that have since been questioned remains the largest mass execution in Canada's history.

Stanley, 56, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie.

"You pulled the trigger, so be a man", she said. Enough killing our people.

"Colten Boushie was shot in the back of the head at point blank range, he said".

"I was not surprised at all (by the verdict)", said Sinclair, an associate professor at the University of Manitoba Department of Native Studies. "That's where you belong".

Carloyn Whatley was at the vigil on Saturday and she said it is important for all people to show support to Indigenous people, who she said are facing injustices everyday.

Debbie Baptiste, the mother of Colten Boushie, holds up a picture of her son in Battleford Sask., on February 5, 2018.

Winnipeg Centre member of Parliament Robert-Falcon Ouellette, who is originally from Red Pheasant First Nation - the same First Nation in Saskatchewan Boushie came from - called Boushie's death an "abject failure of our society to make sure that this didn't happen".

Boushie's family has vowed to appeal the verdict. "What if that was your child?"

"My nephew has been denied justice", added Baptiste.

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"The United Kingdom enacted legislation to remove (striking Indigenous people from the jury)".

This comes as protesters rallied across the country amid a chorus of outrage after a white farmer was acquitted in the shooting death of a young Indigenous man in Saskatchewan. Attendees prayed, sang and drummed, holding signs reading "racist jury" and "racist verdict".

Events are planned for Sunday and Monday in Kitchener-Waterloo, London, and Calgary. "Her mother is actually a throat singer", she told the Canadian Press. "I think the perception that's been created here is just bad in terms of the integrity of that trial and whether racism played a part". His high-profile trial began January 29 at the Battleford Court of Queen's Bench.

Vice-chief David Pratt of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations called for changes to the jury selection system. On Twitter, the hashtag #JusticeForColten was trending in Montreal throughout the day.

Canada speaks its eternal truth.

"I'm not going to comment on the process that led us to this point today, but I am going to say we have come to this point as a country far too many times", he said.

He says it needs an overhaul to be made more fair, as well it needs to include greater and proportional representation of First Nations peoples.

Saskatchewan MP Georgina Jolibois joined the chorus of politicians and Indigenous leaders speaking out against the verdict.

Stanley's supporters have used the episode to call for USA -style "stand your ground" self-protection laws. "I'm saying that both sides have to take accountability and responsibility for what got us into this situation in the first place".

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