Results for: jessica mcdiarmid

Below is a list of 2 the books by this author.

Book cover of HIGHWAY OF TEARS
HIGHWAY OF TEARS
By: jessica mcdiarmid | Published: July 2020

  • ISBN
    9780385687591
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Indigenous
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$21.00
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Book cover of HIGHWAY OF TEARS - A TRUE STORY OF RACI
HIGHWAY OF TEARS - A TRUE STORY OF RACI
By: jessica mcdiarmid | Published: September 2019

A penetrating and deeply moving account of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls of Highway 16, and a searing indictment of the society...

A penetrating and deeply moving account of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls of Highway 16, and a searing 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 has 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 unflagging 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 piercing exploration of our ongoing failure to provide justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and testament to their families and communities' unwavering determination to find it.

  • ISBN
    9780385687577
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    High School - Social Studies
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$34.00
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