The Case of Colten Boushie and the Civilian Complaints Review Commission Report
Eleanore Sunchild, co-counsel to the family of Colten Boushie; Michelle Good, author
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Tuesday, March 23, 5-6:30 pmin the series
J. V. Clyne Lectures at Green College, UBC: Indigenous Resurgence and Colonial Fingerprints in the 21st Century
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Michelle Good will be joined by Eleanor Sunchild, co-counsel to the family of Colten Boushie, to discuss the Civilian Complaints Review Commission report released last week, and the underlying racism that fueled the incident and the subsequent trial of Gerald Stanley, the man who shot Colten.
Michelle Good is of Cree ancestry, a descendent of the Battle River Cree and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation. She has worked with indigenous organizations since she was a teenager and at forty decided to approach that work in a different way obtaining her law degree from UBC at 43. She has practiced law in the public and private sector since then, primarily advocating for Residential School Survivors.
She graduated from UBC with a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing MFA in 2014 where her novel Five Little Indians first started taking shape. Her poetry, and short stories have appeared in a number of publications. Her first novel, Five Little Indians won the HarperCollins/UBC Best New Fiction Prize and her poetry has been included in Best Canadian Poetry in Canada 2016 and Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in Canada 2017. She was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Finalist for the Writer's Trust Prize and Finalist for the Evergreen Award.
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