Colten Boushie’s Family Calls for Justice System Reform

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Colten Boushie’s Family Calls for Justice System Reform

Members of Colten Boushie’s family speak with reporters in Ottawa after meeting with Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott.

In 2016, the 22-year-old Indigenous man was shot and killed after he and four other young people drove onto Gerald Stanley’s Saskatchewan farm. Last week a jury found Stanley not guilty of second-degree murder, a verdict that led to demonstrations across Canada and calls for change to the jury selection process. Boushie’s family is scheduled to meet with other federal ministers this week.

Speaking with reporters are Boushie’s mother Debbie Baptiste, his cousin Jade Tootoosis, his uncle Alvin Baptiste, and family lawyer Chris Murphy. (February 12, 2018) (no interpretation)