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One year since Colten Boushie killed on rural property near Biggar
Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017 10:42AM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:32PM CST
Family and friends of Colten Boushie, strangers and RCMP officers took part in a traditional feast Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of his death.
The 22-year-old was shot and killed on a farm near Biggar, Sask. on August 9, 2016.
Gerald Stanley is now facing a second-degree murder charge in the case. He has pleaded not guilty and his trial is scheduled to begin in January.
Boushie's death sparked racial tensions in the province. Shortly after boushie was shot, Premier Brad Wall called for the hateful comments about the issue to stop.
Boushie's family has said he was a man of his community.
The feast took place Wednesday afternoon on the Red Pheasant First Nation.
A candlelight vigil is also being held in Regina on Wednesday night in Boushie’s memory. The vigil will start at 8:30 p.m. at the peace fountain.