** Mention of death

I came across stories about the Highway of Tears. I kept reading further into the situation of First Nations people and their land in Canada, and at the same time a friend of mine died. He told me stories about growing up on the rez. We shared the story of our indigenous ancestors whose land was stolen from them through vile efforts. Despite coming from very different backgrounds, we had a deep understanding and connection.

When he passed, I felt compelled to create something. This is the result. I hope we find justice for the families and bring peace to those who are no longer here. I hope there will be a louder voice talking about the experiences of our First Nations, bringing awareness of the Highway of Tears to more ears. There is so much to cover that has been swept under the rug. #EveryChildMatters.

Missing and Murdered Infographic