On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie was shot in the head after he and his friends trespassed on Gerald Stanley’s farm.
Stanley’s acquittal by the jury captured the world’s attention, raised questions about the entrenchment of racism in Canada’s legal system, and propelled Colten’s family and their quest for justice onto the national and international stage. In Nipawistamasowin – Nous nous lèverons (Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up), director Tasha Hubbard weaves a compelling narrative that merges a reflection on her own adoption, the harrowing history of colonialism on the Prairies and a transformative vision of a future where Aboriginal children can live safely on their homeland.
Virtual presentation of the film at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion with Viviane Michel, President of Québec Native Women, and Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador.
Moderator: Émilie Nicolas, anthropologist, activist, consultant and columnist at Le Devoir