The family of Colten Boushie continued their meetings with government officials on Parliament Hill Tuesday by meeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The meetings were spurred on by the not guilty verdict handed down in the Gerald Stanley trial.
Boushie’s cousin, Jade Tootoosis ,said the meetings were productive.
She noted she received a sense of understanding from the government regarding the problems Indigenous peoples face.
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“The most significant thing is that there was a general consensus that there are systemic issues regarding Indigenous peoples in the judicial system,” she said. “And that each person has promised to work with us to make concrete changes within the system.”
Tootoosis also said the meetings were symbolic, noting they were not just solely for Colten, but for all those who have been discriminated against.
“As we stand here, we just don’t speak for my brother Colten,” she said. “We represent all those who have also went through the process and received no justice and faced all this systemic discrimination that we’ve endured.”
“We stand here for them and that’s what Justice for Colten is all about.”