Colten Boushie’s mother says racism is on full display in Saskatchewan
REGINA - The mother of a young Indigenous man who was shot and killed on a Saskatchewan farm says racism is on full display in the province every day. Debbie Baptiste said she sees racism everywhere - in private business, in the courts and in the government, where Indigenous children are being taken into foster care. “It’s like the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) is no longer wearing their mask. They’re out and about,” Baptiste said Tuesday. Baptiste’s son Colten Boushie was killed after being shot in the head on a farm near the community of Biggar in August 2016. The landowner, Gerald Stanley, was acquitted of second-degree murder after testifying that his gun went off accidentally. Stanley said he was trying to scare some Indigenous young people that he thought were stealing from him.