Racial Tensions Arise After Shooting of Aboriginal Man

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Racial tensions are flaring in Saskatchewan after the fatal shooting of a First Nations man who relatives say was just looking for help with a flat tire.

Colten Boushie, 22, was killed Tuesday after the vehicle he was in drove onto a farm in the rural municipality of Glenside, west of Saskatoon.

Boushie’s cousin, Eric Meechance, said he and three other friends were also in the car, heading home to the Red Pheasant First Nation after an afternoon spent swimming at a river.

But Meechance said they had a tire blow out and that’s how they ended up at the farm.

“That guy just come out of nowhere and he just smashed our window,” said Meechance.

Meechance said they tried to drive away, but ended up colliding with a parked car. He then ran for safety as gunshots rang out.

“Running is probably what saved all of our lives, you know, because if he’s going to shoot one, he’s probably would have shot us all,” he said.

“He wasn’t shooting to scare us. He was shooting to kill.”

Gerald Stanley, 54, is charged with second-degree murder. He is to make his next court appearance in North Battleford on Aug. 18. …

First Nations leaders say the RCMP news release about the shooting was biased.

The first police news release said that people in the car had been taken into custody as part of a theft investigation.

Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations said the RCMP statement “provided just enough prejudicial information” for people to draw the conclusion that the shooting was somehow justified.

“The messaging in an RCMP news release should not fuel racial tensions,” he said. …

Robert Innes, a University of Saskatchewan indigenous studies professor in Regina, said the situation shows the community divide.

“You can see that the racial tension is basically a tinder box in Saskatchewan,” said Innes.

Speaking generally, Innes said some farmers are blaming First Nations people for rural crime. Their mentality is to protect their property, he said.

“So there’s this real fear and contempt towards indigenous men by many white people, to the point where they will shoot before asking questions.”

  • andycanuck

    So they can find some academic dick to quote but can’t give us any proper details of the incident so we can make up our own minds. About par for the MSM.

  • ontario john

    Oh great, another 55 million dollar inquiry will be the result. And in the most ironic piece of leftist journalism this week, the muslim writer for the Globe and Smell website, rants about how awful white settlers were to indians in the past. This from a woman with a bag over her head.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    “So there’s this real fear and contempt towards indigenous men by many white people, to the point where they will shoot before asking questions.”

    Gee, why is that?

    • Alain

      It may have something to do with people getting sick and tired of “indigenous” criminals and the authorities turning a blind eye.

      • G

        Hear hear, RCMP in many rural areas of SK. are useless as hell.
        Gutless, government bureaucrats who pick on the soft targets.
        ie: harass a law abiding white gun owner & shrug when an Indian commits a crime.
        These drunken scum Indians know just how far to push their luck. Then, when somebody responds they scream that they have been wronged.

        Vigilante justice must become much more subtle, secretive, and widespread. The cops & courts can’t be trusted.

    • This may be some hapless guy shot for being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

      But, then again, there’s that rural crime wave, so…

  • Blacksmith

    Maybe if they didn’t have a history of theft and trespassing then they would not be under suspicion? Naw that can’t be it.

  • Millie_Woods

    My two cents worth. I own a cottage in Saskatchewan and my (and the other cottage owners’) greatest concern and headache there is natives, period. Everything, from finding them passed out on your property, break, enter, theft, wanton destruction to violent and armed home invasions is happening with increasing frequency.

    The RCMP and courts are useless. I suspect Gerald Stanley has been the victim of several property crimes and has finally had his fill. Unlike native criminals,
    he will feel the full force of the racist Canadian justice system.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      There was a time we knew what to do about Injun trouble. Oh well.

    • El Martyachi

      At least ya don’t have a dipper prov gov, because the flame-fanning would be more intense.

  • Ed

    “Whitey sucks” is the vibe of the day… except for liberal media & academic whiteys, which must remain leaders of the movement. Look at any “progressive” tribe, and guarantee they’ll be white.

  • simus1

    One might “wander onto a farm” on the off chance one could find the owner and ask to borrow a tire and identical wheel setup ……………….
    Then again, most folks would dismount the failed tire roadside and try thumbing a ride into town to get it fixed.

    • kkruger71

      4 people in the car, no cell phones?

      • simus1

        Possibly with lots of attitude.
        A FN family and farmers who had never previously met.
        But one side correctly pegged the others hobby right away.
        The shot guy was still in the car – not too good.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Among the worst and least fulfilling experiences of my life was the three years I attended a school near Sturgeon Falls where the student body was about 65% native from nearby reserves. Natives killed each other, and sometimes their kids, virtually every weekend. Recess was a fucking nightmare. My mother used to say that I developed my “Don’t fuck with me” countenance during those years.