Faith groups call for healing and justice after acquittals
People of many faiths and backgrounds came together to pray for a community struggling and divided after two recent trials in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
The events surrounding the deaths of two indigenous young people — Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine — and the subsequent acquittal those on trial have caused profound pain, fuelled racial tension, prompted protests, and brought calls for justice reforms, said Rev. Scott Pittendrigh, dean and rector of St. John’s Cathedral, which hosted the event.
“Much of this has, once again, pointed to the larger story of the history of colonization; of residential schools and countless examples where indigenous