The lessons of the Colten Boushie trial are about a lot more than getting angry at Gerald Stanley, or the jury, or the RCMP... there were a lot of things done that were wrong, but the solutions will have to be bigger than getting angry at any one group of people.
When Maasai men come of age, there are many rituals involving burning and cutting and killing a lion to prove their bravery. Inter-tribal conflicts are a part of this process, too—kind of structured raids to steal cows. Salaash participated in all of this, and has firsthand knowledge. When I question him about it, he sums it up by shaking his head and saying “We were such idiots. I am so glad my mother never found out”.