Accessibility Links

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

1h 38m Documentary 2019

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.





Bonus Content

Spirit of the Bluebird


**Director: Jesse Gouchey and Xstine Cook | Canada | 2011 | 6 mins ** Spirit of the Bluebird is Jesse Gouchey and Xstine Cook’s fitting tribute to a woman who embodied the bluebird spirit. This animated short film speaks to deeper themes of the ongoing mistreatment of Canada’s indigenous peoples by the criminal justice system.

Download the app to view your purchased content!

ACMI acknowledges the Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, on whose land we meet, share and work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or text.