Sisters in spirit of Highway of tears.

Sisters in spirit of Highway of tears

Chereen Patrick hosted a Sisters in Spirit rally in Burns Lake to raise awareness about the plight of missing and murdered Aboriginal women.



On Oct. 4 Chereen Patrick hosted a Sisters in Spirit rally in Burns Lake to raise awareness about the plight of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and to bring families together who have been affected by these incidents to support each other.

Patrick, a community health representative for the Burns Lake Band, knows the pain of losing someone firsthand to the Highway of Tears. Her cousin, 16-year-old Ramona Wilson, disappeared in 1994 from her hometown of Smithers. She was found dead 10 months later and her killer has yet to be brought to justice for the crime.