FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron was reacting to the resolution passed Tuesday by rural reeves and councillors attending the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) convention.
The resolution, which passed with a margin of 93 per cent, argues that amid concerns over rural crime increasing, landowners need more rights to protect themselves and their property.
"If I'm sitting at home and I can see with my own eyes that someone has broken into my own truck, am I going to think to myself: 'Am I going to kill someone and shoot them in the head point blank?'" Cameron says.
Last summer, farmer Gerald Stanley, 54, pleaded not guilty in the death of Colten Boushie.
'This federal government is not going to allow any landowner to take the law into their own hands.' - Bobby Cameron, FSIN chiefBoushie was shot after driving onto Stanley's rural property near Biggar, Sask.,with a group of people, after they allegedly took a number of items from a nearby farm, according to RCMP.
Then, during harvest, farmers photographed themselves carrying rifles while out in the field, complaining about slow RCMP response times and increasing property crime.
The FSIN represents 72 Saskatchewan First Nations.
Cameron, who attended the SARM convention Tuesday, expressed shock over the adoption of the resolution. He said violence is never the answer, especially when it comes to preventing theft.
"It's one of our 10 commandments: Thou shalt not kill," he said. "We understand protecting property, but at what point do we have boundaries?"
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