What’s Happening

January 17, 2022

American Indian Culture and Research Journal: Vol. 44, No. 3, January 17, 2021

By Amanda Foote

On August 9, 2016, Cree youth Colton Boushie was fatally shot by Gerald Stanley, who was found not guilty of any crime at trial. Historicizing Stanley’s defense, the apparatus of the law, and the interaction that took place between the Stanley family and the Indigenous youth who were present that day, in Storying Violence: Unravelling Colonial Narratives in the Stanley Trial, Gina Starblanket and Dallas Hunt demonstrate how the trial’s context produced its outcome and establishes the trial itself as evidence of a larger context of Canada’s existing structural racism by demonstrating how systemic racism operates. [Read the review at AICRJ, pp 103 – 105]


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