Tears4Jusice will be holding a walk to commemorate the 12th Anniversary of the disappearance of Tamara Chipman. Tamara’s Walk will be to honour her and all the missing and murdered women along the Highway of Tears.
The walk will be starting in Prince Rupert at 8am at the Industrial Parkway on Thursday September 21st and will be making its way to end up in Smithers for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on September 26th.
There will be a send off feast on Wednesday September 20th at the Nisga’a Hall in Prince Rupert at 5pm. Everyone is welcome.
Tears4Jusice is totally reliant on volunteers and donations.
Volunteers are needed for driving and walking
Donations such as gas cards, tim’s cards and cash for food and other necessary costs would be greatly appreciated. You can make a deposit to the Tears4Justice bank account at the Bank of Montreal Acct#8959-054 transit number 0005. Please make cheques payable to Gladys Radek with Tears4Justice in the memo. You can also etransfer Gladys.firstname.lastname@example.org. All transactions will be recorded for transparency.
Donations can also be dropped off at the CFNR radio station.
Thank you to these generous people and businesses:
BCGEU – Provided T-Shirts
Raven Prints-co-sponsor of printing T-Shirts
Local 478 – Monetary donation
Arnie Sankey, Jill Robinson, Juanita Parnell, organizing send off Feast.
Tsimshian Chiefs welcome
Prince Rupert Friendship Centre
Moby Dick – Walkers Accomodations
Kasik’s Wilderness Resort- Donated by Nechako North Coast Construction – Providing dinner, and breakfast
Terrace organizers: Arlene Roberts, Ron & Birgitte Bartlett, Mique’l Danjeli, Coleen Austin
NaÁksa Gyilak School Students – re-doing Highway of Tears pictures on Gladys’ vehicle
Kitsumkalum Band – Kitsumkalum Hall
Moricetown – Priscilla Naziel
Dze L Kant Friendship Centre
Mel Basil – Fire Keeper
Tim Horton’s – $100 gift card for coffee/food for the drivers and walkers
Northern Industrial Supply – 25 Safety Vests and First Aid Kit
Kitsumkalum Tempo Gas Bar & Carwash – $700 in gas cards and 7 cases of Bottled Water
Kalum Tire – Inspection of Gladys’ Highway of Tears vehicle
Please be on the lookout for the walkers along their journey, and please drive safe around them and show your support.
September 21st : Prince Rupert – Kasiks
September 22nd: Kasiks – Terrace
September 23rd: Terrace – Kitwanga
September 24th: Kitwanga – Moricetown
September 25th: Moricetown – Smithers