Colten Boushie’s mother says racism is on full dis­play in Saskatchewan

Journal Pioneer - - CANADA -

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.

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