I felt fear and anxiety when I first read about it on the weekend. I feel the same way talking about it today.
After 13 hours of deliberation a jury in Battleford found Gerald Stanley not guilty of second degree murder in the 2016 death of Colten Boushie of the Red Pheasant First Nation.
The reaction was immediate on social media and our leaders were quick to share their thoughts.
The man who leads the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, Chief Bobby Cameron, used the word "karma" at his news conference. That scared me.
I was, however, comforted by the words from our new premier, Scott Moe, who wrote this: "I know there may be some strong reactions regarding the verdict of the Gerald Stanley trial."
"I would urge everyone to be measured in their reaction. Let us remember our responsibility for our thoughts, our actions and our comments.....all of us are stronger when we stand together..."
"Let us continue to demonstrate consideration, patience and understanding for one another as we move forward together in reconciliation."
Thank you, Mr. Premier. Thank you.