Storying Violence - Unravelling Colonial Narratives in the Stanley Trial

Storying Violence

Unravelling Colonial Narratives in the Stanley Trial

By Gina Starblanket & Dallas Hunt
Subjects: Indigenous Studies
Series: Semaphore
Paperback : 9781927886373, 120 pages, June 2020
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Description

In August of 2016, Cree youth Colten Boushie was shot dead by Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley. Using colonial and socio-political narratives that underlie white rural settler life, the authors position the death of Boushie and trial of Stanley in relation to Indigenous histories and experiences in Saskatchewan. They point to the Stanley case as just one instance of Indigenous peoples? presence being seen as a threat to settler colonial security, then used to sanction the exclusion, violent treatment, and death of Indigenous peoples and communities.