Thursday, September 22, 2022

182. Romana Wilson, MMIWG and the Highway of Tears

 Situated in the middle of a wild and beautiful outdoor playground, the town of

Smithers, British Columbia, Canada, rests at the foot of the luminous Hudson Bay

Mountain. The town is located halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert along

the 450-mile evergreen-lined Highway 16. Currently, most of the inhabitants of Smithers

are of European descent. The First Nations people, notably the Wet’suwet’en, called this land home for thousands of years. Now there are only about 8% of the current population are First Nations people.

And even though the entire area of the Bulkley Valley is untamed, wild, and

peacefully scenic, there is another, darker side of the valley. All along Highway 16 are

billboards with the following warning: Girls Don’t Hitchhike on the Highway of Tears.

Killer on the Loose.

Ramona Wilson was sixteen and a member of the Gitxsan nation.  She was looking forward to going to a dance with several of her friends on a cool and calm evening in June of 1994, but she never made it to the dance. She simply vanished into the inky-blue twilight.

Unfortunately, she's not the only one.

Join Cam & Jen as we discuss Ramona Wilson, MMIWG, and the Highway of Tears.

If you have any info about Ramona Wilson or any of the other  women mentioned in this episode, please call the British Columbia Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Researched and written by Lauretta Allen


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