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Author McDiarmid, Jessica, author.

Title 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 Info. New York : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2019.
©2019

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  364.15 M134    ---  Available
Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Description xiii, 331 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-321) and index.
Contents A bright light -- A brick wall -- Part of you is missing -- Falling through the cracks -- The not knowing -- An inch shy of a mile -- Blatant failures -- It depends who's bleeding -- Rising tides -- Breaking a spirit -- This we have to live with every day -- Where were you twenty years ago? -- Canada's dirtiest secret -- Winding down -- The last walk -- Epilogue: A safer place.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Source B&T 01.2020 PARS
Subject Indigenous women -- Crimes against -- British Columbia -- Prevention.
Indigenous women -- Violence against -- British Columbia.
Indigenous women -- Violence against -- British Columbia -- Prevention.
Missing persons -- British Columbia, Northern.
Murder victims -- British Columbia, Northern.
Indigenous women -- Crimes against -- British Columbia, Northern.
Canada -- Race relations.
Indigenous women -- British Columbia -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form True crime stories.
Subject Native women -- Crimes against -- British Columbia
Native women -- Crimes against -- British Columbia -- Prevention
Native women -- Violence against -- British Columbia
Native women -- Violence against -- British Columbia -- Prevention
Native women -- British Columbia -- Social conditions
Missing persons. (OCoLC)fst01023702
Murder victims. (OCoLC)fst01029809
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
British Columbia. (OCoLC)fst01205265
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
Northern British Columbia. (OCoLC)fst01905352
Genre/Form True crime stories. (OCoLC)fst01919985
True crime stories.
Added Title True story of racism, indifference, and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
ISBN 9781501160288 (hardcover)
1501160281 (hardcover)
9781501160301 (ebook)

 
    
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