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Red Deerians gather at rally for Colten Boushie

Red Deerians gather at rally for Colten Boushie

But Boushie's family say the case was mishandled from the beginning.

Erica Violet Lee, who launched the campaign to support the Boushie family, said that the crowdfunding push was also meant to keep the memory of Colten Boushie alive.

Violet Lee, columnist Doug Cuthand, University of Winnipeg's Chair of Indigenous Studies Jacqueline Romanow and a representative from the group Farmers with Firearms joined host Dennis Ward on InFocus to discuss the Stanley verdict and calls for justice for Colten Boushie.

Conservative MP Rob Nicholson, a minister of justice under former prime minister Stephen Harper, sent his thoughts and prayers to the Boushie family but said he respected "the independence of the judicial process". "I think that speaks volumes".

"Today, we saw no justice", said Jade Tootoosis, Boushie's cousin. This in no way invalidates the grievances or sorrow that Boushie's family and community experience.

"They are very much focused on making sure we have improvements to our system to make sure that no family has to go through the kinds of things they went through", Trudeau said.

"The way I see it is that they're human beings and they're acknowledging that Colten was a human being and they see the loss and the pain that we've endured", she said. Many First Nations do not believe they have to reconcile with governments as they did nothing wrong, but it is governments that must reconcile with them.

Chris Murphy, the family's lawyer, said it was important that people see that the February 9 verdict acquitting Gerald Stanley in Boushie's shooting death was only "a small part" of injustices the family has faced.

The two ministers said their meetings were about listening and expressing condolences. Others left messages including "Private Property Matters" and "It's not racism, Just cause they say it is". "This is not a partisan trip", Murphy said, adding that no one in the family had reached out to Scheer.

"This ain't going to stop until something changes for the better". Minister of Justice Jody-Wilson Raybould responded that "as a country we must do better". "We're trying to identify everything that can be addressed".

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The irony that it finally took a white accused to put this on the public and politicians' agenda isn't lost. CBC News has not independently determined the reason for their exclusion. In the U.S.in 1976, the Supreme Court ruled that the use of peremptory challenges to remove a potential juror from the jury pool based on race violates the constitution.

A criminal defence lawyer before entering politics, Singh says he used peremptory challenges in jury selection when he was in practice. There are no Indigenous Queen's Bench judges in the province of Saskatchewan. The jury problem is simply one symptom of a larger crisis in Indigenous justice, as Iacobucci concluded in his report.

"This framework gives us the opportunity to build new mechanisms to recognize Indigenous governments, and ensure rigorous, full and meaningful implementation of treaties and other agreements", he said.

Speaking to reporters Monday, Boushie's mother wore a #justiceforcolten T-shirt. Bev Jacobs a Windsor University law professor and one of original researchers revealing the huge numbers of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in Canada said the Boushie case affects all indigenous people. "And that is exactly what we came here for", Tootoosis said.

"What really epitomized the Gerald Stanley case and the miscarriage of justice for Colten Boushie is that there hasn't been fair representation for First Nations", explains Teegee.

On Friday, Stanley was found not guilty by a jury. "A young man was killed, shot in the back of the head at point blank range, and his killer is free". Stanley said he was not-guilty because his gun went off accidently. However, last week as 52-year-old Gerald Stanley was acquitted of the murder charges he faced in a Battlefords, SK courtroom the national spotlight was quick to zoom in on the northern prairie town.

On Tuesday, Wilson-Raybould defended her tweet.

"I truly feel your pain and I hear all of your voices".

Instead, she spoke generally about how juries might be more inclusive.

At the time, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) blamed the RCMP for the vitriol and for presenting the shooting in a way that disproportionately cast Boushie as the aggressor.


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