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The Resource Highway of tears : a true story of racism, indifference and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, Jessica McDiarmid

Highway of tears : a true story of racism, indifference and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, Jessica McDiarmid

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Highway of tears : a true story of racism, indifference and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
Title
Highway of tears
Title remainder
a true story of racism, indifference and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
Statement of responsibility
Jessica McDiarmid
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An explosive examination of the missing and murdered Indigenous women of Highway 16, and a searing indictment of the society that failed them. For decades, women--overwhelmingly from Indigenous backgrounds--have gone missing or been found murdered along an isolated stretch of highway in northwestern B.C. The highway is called the Highway of Tears by locals, and it has come to symbolize a national crisis. In Highway of Tears, Jessica McDiarmid meticulously explores the effect these tragedies have had on communities in the region, and how systemic racism and indifference towards Indigenous lives have created a culture of "over-policing and under-protection," simultaneously hampering justice while endangering young Indigenous women. Highway of Tears will offer an intimate, first-hand look at the communities along Highway 16 and the families of the victims, as well as examine the historically fraught social and cultural tensions between settler and Indigenous peoples that underlie life in the region. Finally, it will link these cases with others found across Canada--estimated to number over 1,200--contextualizing them within a broader examination of the undervaluing of Indigenous lives in the country and of our ongoing failure to provide justice for the missing and murdered
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McDiarmid, Jessica
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Missing persons
  • Murder victims
  • Indigenous women
  • Indigenous women
  • Indigenous women
  • Canada
Target audience
adult
Label
Highway of tears : a true story of racism, indifference and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, Jessica McDiarmid
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Publication
Note
Call # 362.88082
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1082265705
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780385687577
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Highway of tears : a true story of racism, indifference and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, Jessica McDiarmid
Publication
Note
Call # 362.88082
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1082265705
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780385687577
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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