Couple draw attention to missing, murdered Indigenous people

By Miranda Leybourne  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Living with not knowing the fate of a missing loved one is the reality Charity and Cameron West deal with every day. The Wests, who are walking across the country to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous people, live along the Highway of Tears, a stretch of Highway 16 that runs for 720 kilometres across northern B.C. where 18 girls and women have gone missing or been murdered since 1969, though Indigenous groups fear the number is closer to 50. The newlywed couple, who started their cross-country journey in Alberta in May, also have first-hand experience of the devastation that follows when a family member goes missing. The father of Charity’s son Tyrrehz, Barry Blaine Thomas Seymour from Kwadacha Nation, went missing…

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