A British Columbia man is walking across Canada to help raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.
Matthew Jefferson arrived in Thunder Bay recently.
He calls his journey ‘The Walk to Remember.”
He says it was the disappearance of his aunt Frances Brown, an Indigenous woman, last October that led to his travel.
“There’s still been nothing recovered and not a whole lot of searching outside her home community,” Jefferson explains. “My whole trip is to help raise awareness for the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, two-spirited, men, and boys.”
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He says it’s important to continue the dialogue.
“We’ve got a much younger generation that’s more accepting of change and difference. We’ve got a lot more open mind and now’s the time to hunker down together and talk about all of this.”
Jefferson hopes to reach St. John’s, Newfoundland by mid-January.