Highway of Tears

Missing or murdered indigenous women in Canada mourned in ceremony

Matilda Wilson (C) joined grieving families during a mourning ceremony for missing and murdered loved ones in Prince George. (Terry Teegee/Facebook)

The Canadian government this weekend held a three-day private gathering for the families of indigenous girls and women who are missing or have been murdered over time. “Too many of our sisters are gone,” Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Chief Terry Teegee, who is missing two family members, told CBC News. Family members assembled on stage during the mourning ceremony to honor their lost loved ones.

The ceremony was held not far from the notorious Highway of Tears, where, since 1969, 18 of those women were killed or last seen. Amnesty International has said that the rate at which indigenous women experience violence or go missing in Canada warrants a “human rights crisis.”

Read the full story at CBC News.


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