Tasha Hubbard and Her Dad

Tasha Hubbard and Her Dad

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On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural property with his friends. The jury’s subsequent acquittal of Stanley captured international attention, raising questions about racism embedded within Canada’s legal system and propelling Colten’s family to national and international stages in their pursuit of justice. Sensitively directed by Tasha Hubbard, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up weaves a profound narrative encompassing the filmmaker’s own adoption, the stark history of colonialism on the Prairies, and a vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands. See the 52-minute version here.

This film contains scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

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  • Anne

    Thank you for doing such great work! Society needs to be educated as soon as possible and tragedies like this have to stop now. Family have so much courage and strengh, i really wish them to be heard, it's crucial for everyone and the future!

    Anne, 1 Jun 2021
  • Stephen F.

    I knew before watching this film that it would be heartbreaking and painful to watch. There is so much that needs to change in society so that all can live in freedom and with security. We have to work together to make this a better world for all people. We have to want to get to know people who come from a different background than ourselves. It appears that fear of others is quite often at the root of great injustice perpetrated against others who are different in some way. Excellent film!

    Stephen F., 18 Apr 2021