Jamestown S’Klallam to screen ‘Highway of Tears’

BLYN — A documentary about the missing and murdered indigenous woman of Canada will be screened at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

“Highway of Tears,” a film by Canadian producer/actor Matt Smiley and actor Carly Pope, will be offered free at the Red Cedar Hall Community Center on the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Campus, 1033 Old Blyn Highway.

The event, part of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library’s Native Film Night series, includes special guest speakers Arlene Red Elk and Norene Hill.

In Canada, more than 600 Aboriginal women have been reported missing or been murdered since the 1960s, according to the documentary’s website at http://highwayoftearsfilm.com/watch.

“Highway of Tears” focuses on the missing or murdered women along a 450-mile stretch of highway in northern British Columbia.

After the 80-minute film, the audience will hear form Red Elk and Hill.

Red Elk is designer and facilitator of the Circle of Life Workshop Series. She has four decades of experience serving thousands of women across Indian Country who are victims of domestic violence and abuse.

Hill, Oneida Nation of the Thames, is CEO and founder of Mother Nation, an organization supporting the success of Native women by way of cultural prayers and sisterhood during times of crisis.

The vision created a sisterhood of Native women with Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse) teachings of “Respect, Friendship, and Trust.”

For more information, call 360-681-4632 or email [email protected].

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