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Highway of Tears Free download ✓ 107 Had on the families of the victims and their communities and how systemic racism and indifference have created a climate where Indigenous women are over policed yet under protected Through interviews with those closest to the victims mothers and fathers siblings and friends McDiarmid offers an intimate first hand account of their loss and relentless fight for justice Examining the historically fraught social and cultural tensions between set Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley I don t know when I first heard about The Highway of Tears Highway 16 in BC from Prince George to Prince Rupert Most likely when I was reading about women dying on the border between the US and Mexico there are parallels I also know that it is of sign than an abnormality both in the US and Canada While I have read a few books on the subject Jessica McDiarmid s book is one of the best McDiarmid covers not only some of the cases that make up the Highway of Tears what is important she spends time placing the murders in context and showing the families as than just victims and how such families are really not disposable no matter what society thinks McDiarmid also presents the viewpoint of police as well as the reasons for the far less than cordial relationships between the Indigenous Community and police She also details the various community efforts to get answers But if you are picking up this book you know that the story isn t a happy one It is to McDiarmid s credit that she not only presents the victims as real people whose absence greatly affects those around The taking one life impacts a community and that is detailed More importantly the history of the area in general and in terms of Indigenous populations as well as their treatment at the hands of the government She also refers to other cases such as the Pickton murders and the Gilbert Paul Jordan murders The Highway of Tears isn t uite as uniue as you may hope it to be The report that came out at the end of the summer was not referred to in this digital ARC not surprising given the time frame In part the book does also challenge us to do better not only terms of Canada and the Indigenous Women there but also those in the United States because there really isn t that much difference unless it is that Canada situation is drawing national and international attention McDiarmid s writing is engrossing and she carries the reader well She lets the emotions of the people speak for themselves instead of trying gilding them with flowery phrases It is the language that makes the details of the book far chilling

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Highway of Tears Free download ✓ 107 A searing account of the missing and murdered Indigenous women of Highway 16 and an indictment of the society that failed themFor decades Indigenous women 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 crisisJournalist Jessica McDiarmid investigates the devastating effect these tragedies have First and foremost a large thank you to NetGalley Jessica McDiarmid and Atria Books for providing me with a copy of this publication which allows me to provide you with an unbiased reviewThere is a stretch of road in Northern British Columbia that connects the communities of Prince Rupert and Prince George Formally known as Highway 16 the road has become known as the Highway of Tears as scores of women many indigenous have gone missing or been murdered along it over the years While well known to locals Jessica McDiarmid seeks to shed light on the issues here for the rest of the world as Canada wrestles to address the thousands of missing and murdered indigenous women in the country a group that has long been ignored McDiarmid a local of the town of Smithers returned to her roots to explore the Highway of Tears and offer some of it victims the face they deserve In telling the stories of these women s pasts and the time leading up to their disappearances McDermid seeks not to make them simple statistics but victims with a voice who cannot speak up for themselves With small Royal Canadian Mounted Police RCMP detachments police efforts have not been what they should and cases are growing dust or going cold before any substantial leads can be developed McDiarmid posits that there has been a difference in coverage and activity when the victim is caucasian rather than indigenous which might also tell the underlying narrative of what is not going on While McDiarmid does not come out and say that there is a single killer on the loose she offered examples about how there are surely connection crimes over the years with culpability likely long since passed What can be done for the family and friends of these women whose lives were snuffed out too soon The Federal Government created an inuiry though even its commissioners have claimed that it is not being run in the traditional indigenous manner McDiarmid has not answers and cannot assuage the pain families feel but she has definitely shed light on this national embarrassment as Canada tries to address all that has been going on Highly recommended to those who enjoy true crime as well as the reader interested in a uniue piece within the larger non fiction familyWhile I had heard of the Highway of Tears I was not aware of the extent of the deaths This book shed some much needed light onto the topic and helped to educate me about the issue as well as some of the victims The book seeks less to offer blame for those in authority than it does to show that there are so many broken cogs in the wheel Racial discrimination surely plays a role in the police investigating but resources are stretched so thin and the number of cases continues to grow These were not an isolated few deaths as the body continue to go missing and pile up but little is being done to stop the ongoing safety concerns in the region many of which McDiarmid addresses in the book With photos to support the stories she tells the book heightens its impact with the curious reader A series of mid length chapters address numerous issues with the overall investigation as well as biographical pieces on the families all of which pulls the tale closer together Powerfully written and delivered the reader will surely want to know a great deal tapping into McDiarmid s vast list of cited sources This is not a book to be missed by those who want to know either to educate themselves or advocate those in positions of authority to take action Kudos Madam McDiarmid for this wonderful piece I will have to read a little on the topic to get a handle Lovehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a different sort of Book Challenge

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Highway of Tears Free download ✓ 107 Tlers and Indigenous peoples in the region McDiarmid links these cases to others across Canada now estimated to number up to 4000 contextualizing them within a broader examination of the undervaluing of Indigenous lives in this country Highway of Tears is a powerful story about our ongoing failure to provide justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and a testament to their families and communities' unwavering determination to find i Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this bookI m a huge true crime nut but that said I am definitely aware that there are a number of problematic issues that come with the genre One of those is that many of the stories that really take off due to media scrutiny involve victims who are white women whereas victims who are POC tend to be lost in the shuffle One of the most tragic and egregious examples of this is the Highway of Tears in Canada where over the years dozens of Indigenous Women have gone missing andor wound up murdered It s a story that has so many components players victims and systemic problems that I ve wanted to dig into it but haven t been able to find many centralized or consolidated sources of information So when I found out about HIGHWAY OF TEARS by Jessica McDiarmid I knew that I absolutely needed to read itFor decades Indigenous Women along Highway 16 in British Columbia Canada have gone missing and in many cases have turned up dead Very little headway has been made in the investigations and as women disappear and die very little changes More attention has been brought to this horrific travesty in recent years and HIGHWAY OF TEARS is a book that tries to bring together not only the stories of the victims but also tries to show how social injustice for Indigenous populations in Canada has made these women vulnerable and invisibleThis is a gut wrenching read but it s also incredibly necessary that attention be put on this horrible ongoing trend What I appreciated most about this book is that McDiarmid does her very best to give a huge swath of the victims a lot of time on the page letting us get to know them the hardships that they faced in life and the lives and people that were left behind after their disappearances andor murders Far too often have these women been lumped together as a group which in turn dehumanizes them and makes them of an idea than actual people but McDiarmid is very careful to give them each a voice I also really really appreciated that McDiarmid doesn t shy away from the social injustices that First Nations face in Canada and how a Canadian society government and criminal justice system DEEPLY entrenched in racism has created conditions that has made these populations incredibly vulnerable She also shows a direct line from past colonial efforts like those horrific Residential Schools to the effects that are still present from passed down trauma and persecution Powerful and incredibly upsetting stuff And finally she also compares and contrasts other women who disappeared during this time but got far attention and effort put towards the investigations because they were white HIGHWAY OF TEARS is a must read It s well written it s a story that needs to be told and it shines a light on an ongoing and terrible injustice


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    [Highway of Tears] Kindle ´ Jessica McDiarmid Huge thank you to Atria Books and NetGalley for gifting me a copy of this bookThis was such a heartbreaking read I had to step away and take breaks while reading therefore it took longer than it normally would for me to read a book of this size Women and girls began disappearing along Highway 16 back in the 1990s and now

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