The Council of Canadians is calling for justice for Colten Boushie of the Red Pheasant First Nation on Treaty 6 territory in Saskatchewan.
Yesterday evening an all-white jury found Gerald Stanley not guilty of killing 22-year-old Boushie in August 2016.
CBC reports, "After the verdict was read out and people left the courtroom in shock, many members of the Boushie family went into a private room on the second floor of the courthouse. Loud sobbing and screams - including 'Colten! Colten! Colten!' - could be heard through the door."
That article adds, "Bobby Cameron, the chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, expressed deep skepticism about Stanley's assertion that the gun he was holding accidentally went off, killing Boushie. Stanley testified during the trial and said he did not mean to shoot anyone. He said the handgun he was holding accidentally went off, shooting Boushie in the head. Expert witnesses testified the pistol was functioning normally and the handgun could only be fired by pulling the trigger."