News

‘We try to continue on with prayer’; A vigil for Colten Boushie

‘We try to continue on with prayer’; A vigil for Colten Boushie
Canada
The family of the late Colten Boushie wanted to mark the one year anniversary of the trial that saw the man accused of his murder go free.

Saturday afternoon approximately 20 people gathered in North Battleford, Sask. for a pipe ceremony and candlelight vigil to remember the man they lost.

Debbie Baptiste said this anniversary only serves as a painful reminder of the loss of her son.

“My heart is going to be broken,” she said. “With the candle lights and the prayers and support behind me, I will be okay.”

Colten’s brother Jace, said as a family, they are still trying to cope with the grief.

“These type of anniversaries we try to continue on with prayer,” he said. “[It’s]a tragic reminder that we have.”

Colten Boushie was in the driver’s seat of his Ford Escape on the property of the farmer Gerald Stanley.

Stanley admitted to shooting Boushie in the back of the head, but was not found not guilty of second-degree murder.

Jace said they are still trying to move forward as a family.

“We cope with it,” he said. “Still coping with it.”

Boushie’s family has been calling for justice for all Indigenous people in Canadian courtrooms. The Whitstone trial was the first time Baptiste felt her voice was being heard.

“I did see some natives on a jury trial,” she said. “I was like in shock surprised, happy; there is still hope that we can get fair equal justice in the courtroom.”
Read more on globalnews.ca
News Topics :
Similar Articles :
Canada
Hopeful that she would find justice for Colten Boushie, a 22 year old Cree man who was shot and killed on a farm near Biggar, Sask., in August 2016. But after two...
Canada
Hopeful that she would find justice for Colten Boushie, a 22 year old Cree man who was shot and killed on a farm near Biggar, Sask., in August 2016. But after two...
Canada
Pete Boushie still remembers how beautiful the baby s mother, Debbie Baptiste, was and how excited he was for the arrival of their third son. And he remembers the smile...
Top Stories
Colten Boushie s mother, Debbie Baptiste, addresses demonstrators gathered outside of the courthouse in North Battleford, Sask., on Feb. 10, 2018. Published February 13, 2018 Updated February 13, 2018 Colten...
Canada
It was Halloween 1993 in Ronan, Mont., about 225 kilometres southeast of the Roosville Border Crossing in British Columbia. Pete Boushie still remembers how beautiful the baby’s mother, Debbie Baptiste,...