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Film screening: Highway of Tears

    Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 18:30

    Film screening: Highway of Tears

    In partnership with the K'ómoks First Nation's Red Dress Campaign and the first event of a week of activities.

    6:30 Welcome with coffee/tea and desserts (petition out for signing)

    6:50  Introductions and intro to film

    7:00  showing of film

    8:30  Q &A

    9:00  Summary  and closing of evening (reminder to sign petition)

    Film description:

    "Highway of Tears" is about the missing or murdered women along a 724 kilometer stretch of highway in northern British Columbia. None of the 18 cold-cases since the 1960's had been solved, until project E-Pana (a special division of the RCMP) managed to link DNA to Portland drifter, Bobby Jack Fowler with the 1974 murder of 16 year-old hitchhiker, Colleen MacMillen.

    In Canada, over 600 Aboriginal women have been reported missing or been murdered since the 1960s. Viewers will discover what the effects of generational poverty, residential schools, systemic violence, and high unemployment rates have done to First Nations reserves and how they tie in with the missing and murdered women in the Highway of Tears cases. Aboriginal women are considered abject victims of violence.

    Now find out what First Nations leaders are doing to try and swing the pendulum in the other direction.


    K'ómoks First Nation
    3330 Comox Road Band Hall
    V9N 3P8 Courtenay, British Columbia