Cowboys and Indians

Director: Norma Bailey
Writers: Andrew Rai Berzins (screenplay), Gordon Sinclair Jr. (book)
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 120 min
Country: Canada
Language: English
Locations: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Cowboys and Indians: The Killing of J.J. Harper (2003)

Based on the true story of J.J. Harper, a First Nations leader, who was shot and killed by Winnipeg Police Constable Robert Cross on his way home one snowy night in in 1988. As the guilt-ridden Cross descends into madness, J.J. Harper's brother, Harry Wood, supported by native leaders; cries out for justice through legal channels. The police close ranks to ensure that Cross is never prosecuted for the crime.