About nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

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. 


APTN linear premiere date: 

Sept. 13, 2020 


Photo Gallery

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Colten Boushie driving with his mother Debbie Baptiste
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Watching storm clouds gathering
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Debbie Baptiste
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Debbie Baptiste – in North Battleford, driving to the courthouse on the first day of Gerald Stanley’s trial
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Debbie Baptiste and Jade Tootoosis at the United Nations in New York, waiting for their opportunity to speak
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Jade Tootoosis
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Director of photography and producer George Hupka filming
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The family and legal counsel have a press conference in the Parliamentary Press Gallery, Ottawa, Feb. 14 2018
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Debbie and Jade at the family’s press conference in the Parliamentary Press Gallery, Ottawa, Feb. 14 2018
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Tasha and her grandfather
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Tasha and her grandfather
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Director Tasha Hubbard on location 
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Walking on prairie lands
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Jade making her statement at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, New York

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