It is one of the most high-profile trials Saskatchewan has seen.
The second-degree murder trial of Gerald Stanley is supposed to start in North Battleford Monday morning with jury selection.
Stanley was charged after 22-year-old Colten Boushie was shot and killed on a farm near Biggar in August 2016.
The case has received national attention and has highlighted a racial divide in Saskatchewan. Comments on social media immediately after Boushie’s death prompted then Premier Brad Wall to call on people to “rise above intolerance.”
Stanley’s lawyer issued a statement Friday saying “this is not a referendum on racism” and that if jurors feel they need to pick a side, it will be tough to have a fair trial.
The trial is scheduled to run until February 15.