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Revered politician, respected elder: Noel Starblanket is precious to Saskatchewan’s Indigenous community – Regina Leader-Post

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 201862 Views

May 11, 2018

Noel Starblanket was eating at a restaurant when someone said the only good Indian is a dead Indian.

It was shortly after Gerald Stanley was found not guilty in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, an Indigenous man. Starblanket had heard reports of from Indigenous people witnessing bigotry in the province following the trial’s conclusion in February, but didn’t want to believe it.

Starblanket’s partner, Reona Brass, first heard someone make the comments at a nearby table. Able to see that something was bothering her, Starblanket asked what was wrong. Brass told him to start listening at what the people were saying, and he did. Then he got angry.

“It was just really evident that these people were feeling very confident about their position, and they were starting to get a little bit louder,” said Brass.

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