Kelly Edzerza-Bapty, an architect from the Tahltan Nation in northern BC and one of the founders of ReMatriate, a photographic campaign that provides a drastically different image of indigenous women than the stereotypical tropes found in popular culture. Check out the link below on The ReMatriate Movement Takes on Fashion’s Indigenous Cultural Appropriation
Current events media last updated: June 9, 2020
The 720 kilometres between Prince Rupert and Prince George has been come to be known as the Highway of Tears for the women who have gone missing or murdered on this stretch of highway.
The Highway of Tears website has a number of resources available for people who have lost loved ones to violence, as well as a safety toolkit for adults and youth. Read the report and recommendations from the 2006 Highway of Tears Symposium.
Some articles from newspapers the Highway of Tears:
Below are some different ways that the community and government has worked to make it safer to travel on the Highway of Tears:
"New bus service aims to make notorious Highway of Tears less dangerous" CBC Article on the buses that link the towns along the Highway of Tears.
"Province provides $360K to help Indigenous drivers secure licences" The Interior News article on funding for more drivers licences to help reduce hitchhiking along the highway
Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel, Lakota, prayed at each mile of the Boston Marathon in honor of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Read more about her in Jordan Marie Daniel ran and prayed for 26 #MMIW names at 26.2 mile Boston Marathon.
The following is a list of news sources to refer to for current information:
Hashtags (#) are one way people use social media to share and stay up to date on current events. Much of the MMIWG movements, awareness and information has been spread and shared through social media using hashtags. These are some of the current ones used on Twitter and Instagram to share news articles, pictures, and information about missing or murdered loved ones.