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Metaphors along Canadas highway of tears
Totem pole to be raised on B.C.'s Highway of Tears to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women
Dangeli worked alongside his father and brother under a tent in the family's Terrace backyard to create the 7.3-metre pole, which has layers of meaning.
The main figure is of a young woman in face paint and red dress. At the top is a matriarch figure and at the base, bearing the weight of the totem, is an orca to recognize the pole will be on Kitsumkalum Orca Clan territory.
"It is a watch person in the metaphorical sense that our ancestors and our people will watch out and create a safe and sacred space," Dangneli said. "We're hoping the whole highway becomes a safe and sacred space."
For Caribbean people seduced by a wicked country
The Highway of Tears is a 719-kilometre (447 mi) corridor of Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert in British Columbia, Canada, which has been the location of crimes against many Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) beginning in 1970. The phrase was coined during a vigil held in Terrace, British Columbia in 1998, by Florence Naziel, who was thinking of the victims' families crying over their loved ones. There are a disproportionately high number of Indigenous women on the list of victims.
231 steps in the calls for justice
There are 231 steps that need to be taken by governments and Canadians in order to end the genocide against Indigenous women and girls according to the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
The report says these are "Calls for Justice."
"It must be understood that these recommendations, which we frame as 'Calls for Justice,' are legal imperatives they are not optional," the report reads.
Do immigrants care for the indigenous?
No, not the taker of lead pipes
The stench of death
1 year ago
I live in Prince George , British Columbia where many of these women lived . This is one of the saddest unsolved cases in my province . Its very isolated around here , and is a perfect breeding ground for serial murderers .
1 year ago
I'm German and I am shocked that after all these years none of these horrible crimes have been solved 😢. My heart goes out to all the families and I hope some day all of their questions will be answered.
May all these girls and women rest in peace 💔! I am so sorry for what has happened to you 😢
Is this really a first world country?
Canada's Council for Murderous Indigenous Men and Boys are conspicuously quiet.
Do you care, Sarge?
Buy this book
For years, the missing and murdered women and girls of the Highway of Tears received little attention. Local newspapers could take days, and sometimes weeks or months, to mention the victims precious time when fresh tips from the public might have potentially helped catch the killers. Promising leads were never followed up on; key pieces of evidence were misplaced. While the RCMP has maintained that race never influenced their investigations, the victims' families recall a predominant attitude of "just another Native" tainting efforts to find their loved ones. Canadian journalist Jessica McDiarmid's new investigative book, Highway of Tears, out now, seeks to right decades of indifference by putting the female victims front and center at last. The result is urgent and eye-opening, and one of only a few book-length efforts to understand the epidemic. Its conclusions are uncomfortable at best, and damning at worst; it is easily one of the most essential works of nonfiction of the year.
National inquiry deems murders and disappearances of indigenous women in Canada a genocide
Send snoop rat
Murders in TTO can never erase Canadas sin
Girls dont hitchhike
ny laws for the highway of tears?
So many deaths, so many millionaires
They hate the indigenous
Radek said she isn't aware of anyone from the area who was asked to attend the AFN gathering in Vancouver.
"It really bothers a lot of our families because they're never invited to certain functions," said Radek, who is Wet'suwet'en and lives in Terrace.
"If they're discussing our cases, why can't we be involved?"
The fruit pricked only care about the indigenous if he can lay lead pipes
The problem remains despite retreats
Did Trudeau discuss this issue in his retreat?