Friday, February 7, 2020 - 12:00pm to Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 11:55am
Jackman Law Building, Classroom J130

On February 7, from 12:00-2:30pm the Indigenous Initiatives Office and Indigenous Law Students’ Association are presenting a film screening of nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up and a panel discussion of the issues raised by the case. This is planned in response to a call by the National Indigenous Law Student Association to mark the anniversary of the acquittal of Gerald Stanley on February 9, 2018.

 A description of the film provided by the NFB can be found below:

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.” (

Note that this film may be profoundly difficult to watch. Elder Bob will join us, space for ceremony will be available and we ask that everyone does what they need to take care of their spirit.

Event is free and lunch from the Pow Wow Café will be served. Please join us.

Thanks to the Law Foundation of Ontario and the National Film Board for their support of this event.

****PLEASE NOTE THAT a screening of the award-winning film Angry Inuk and a teaching from Inuk lawyer, activist and designer Aaju Peter was originally schedule on this date but is currently being rescheduled - the new date will be announced ASAP!****