Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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A searing and revelatory account of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls of Highway 16, and an indictment of the society that failed them.
For decades, Indigenous women and girls have gone missing or been found murdered along an isolated stretch of highway in northwestern British Columbia. The highway is known as the Highway of Tears, and it has come to symbolize a national crisis.
Journalist Jessica McDiarmid meticulously investigates the devastating effect these tragedies have had on the families of the victims and their communities, and how systemic racism and indifference have created a climate where Indigenous women and girls are over-policed, yet under-protected. Through interviews with those closest to the victims - mothers and fathers, siblings and friends - McDiarmid provides an intimate, first-hand account of their loss and relentless fight for justice. Examining the historically fraught social and cultural tensions between settlers and Indigenous peoples in the region, McDiarmid links these cases to others across Canada - now estimated to number up to 4,000 - contextualizing them within a broader examination of the undervaluing of Indigenous lives in the country.
Highway of Tears is a powerful story about our ongoing failure to provide justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and a testament to their families and communities' unwavering determination to find it.
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 57 minutes|
|Audible.ca Release Date||September 24 2019|
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#595 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#1 in Criminology (Audible Books & Originals)
#4 in Criminology (Books)
#8 in True Crime (Audible Books & Originals)
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The stories of these victims is heartbreaking. It’s maddening that so little was done to protect them and give justice. I cannot imagine being the families of these missing and murdered women.
The book was well written. I gave it 4 stars because it jumps around a bit and I found it confusing to keep track of the different people and stories.