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Highway of Tears walkers celebrate National Aboriginal Day in Prince George

The Highway of Tears walkers are in Prince George taking part in National Aboriginal Day celebrations.

The group left Prince Rupert on June 1st, and arrived in Prince George in time for the celebrations, ending their walk at the Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park.

Brenda Wilson is the organizer of the walk.

She says it’s important for families of missing and murdered women who were left out by government sponsored programs to feel included.

Community forums were held at various stops along Highway 16 where experiences and stories were shared, along with resources.

Wilson says the walk was a moving experience for the participants, and they greatly appreciate the support and donations they received.

The province recently announced that bus service will be made available along the Highway of Tears by the end of the year, a recommendation that was made at the Highway of Tears Symposium ten years ago.

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