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"As a scholar who teaches about the impact of colonial violence, [Tasha] Hubbard made the decision to insert her and her family's story into the film [nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up] to give more context about where she was coming from. She emotionally weaves the impact that Colten's death had on his family, her own family, while echoing the impact it made on the Indigenous community nation-wide. 'I kept looking at my son and nephew in the backseat thinking—where are we going? What is it going to be like for them when they get older?' she explained, 'It just felt so immediate. That's what prompted me to put those feelings that I had into the film.'"
-- Erica Commanda

Commanda, Erica. "The Cost of Colten Boushie's Death in Tasha Hubbard's Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up." Muskrat Magazine, April 25, 2019.