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Highway of Tears : a true story of racism, indifference and the pursuit of justice of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls

McDiarmid, Jessica (author.).

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  • 13 of 25 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

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4 current holds with 25 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library 362.88 McDi (Text) 33294002060598 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2020-02-10

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385687577
  • ISBN: 0385687575
  • Physical Description: print
    xiii, 332 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: For decades, women and girls - 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. Journalist Jessica McDiarmid offers an intimate, firsthand 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 settlers and Indigenous peoples that underlie life in the region.
Subject: Indigenous women -- Crimes against -- British Columbia, Northern
Indigenous women -- Violence against -- British Columbia, Northern
Indigenous women -- British Columbia, Northern -- Social conditions
Missing persons -- British Columbia, Northern
Murder victims -- British Columbia, Northern
Canada -- Race relations
Native women -- Crimes against -- British Columbia, Northern
Native women -- Violence against -- British Columbia, Northern
Native women -- British Columbia, Northern -- Social conditions
Topic Heading: Aboriginal.
First Nations
First Nations
Northern BC History.

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