Students at ‘Na Aksa Gyilak’yoo School have joined together to replace the photos on a car that brings light to the missing and murdered Indigenous women in the country.
Gladys Radek is the owner of the car and is well known for her walks “Tears for Justice”. Her car features the missing faces of women from across the country, but they are redressing the vehicle to get ready for next weeks walk to Smithers, where the Inquiry will take place later this month.
The new photos will feature women who have gone missing along the Highway of Tears, Highway 16, and other women throughout the province of BC.
This will be the 7th walk for Radek and her comrades. The walk has been dedicated to Tamara Chipman, Radek’s niece that went missing in 2005 from the Industrial Park in Prince Rupert. This is the 11th anniversary of her disappearance, and the location she went missing from will be the start of the walk.
Walkers will then spend the next 5 days walking from Prince Rupert to Smithers. They will be accompanied by families of women and girls who have gone missing or found murdered, as well as supporters and activists.
Radek has been a dedicated supporter of violence against women and she feels that having the youth participate in an event like this helps create awareness in younger generations.