This highway has chosen young Native women as its primary victims. Many of the victims were forced to hitchhike as a means of travel, which is the reality of living on or near rural reserve areas with no public transportation.
To this day, the question still remains, if majority of those victims were not Aboriginal – if they were white – would we still be seeking justice for our vanished sisters ourselves? What is more, would the loss of these precious lives, stolen from our communities, remain in the minds of the general public, and in major news headlines?
High estimates say that 30 people have died on the highway in 35 years. Police have the number at 18. The highway is 724 km long.