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TAICHE, BRITISH COLUMBIA – APRIL 25: Young First Nation girls play in the streets on April 25, 2016 in the small community of Taiche, British Columbia. Three years after 26 year old Mackie Basil disappeared after last being seen on a remote logging road outside of the First Nation village of Taiche, her family still organizes search parties in the vast, remote wilderness. Because Mackie left a son behind in the village, they suspect she was murdered, like dozens of other First Nation women in British Columbia. Mackie”u2019s disappearance has torn the small community apart because some members of the Basil family suspect that other villagers were involved and are not telling the police what they know. Canada’s Route 16, which connects Prince George with Prince Rupert and runs for 450 miles through the province of British Columbia, has been given the nickname of the Highway of Tears. Along this east to west road, it is estimated that as many as forty First Nations women and girls have been murdered or disappeared. Across Canada, it is estimated that between 1980 and 2014, as many as 1,200 native women and girls were murdered or vanished. (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/ Corbis via Getty Images)

Vi havde engang en bragende dygtig praktikant her på stedet, der gik hen og blev endnu mere bragende dygtig som udlært journalist. Amalie Schroll Munk, hedder hun, og hendes prisbelønnede svendestykke om systematiske drab på Canadas indfødte kvinder kan læses i denne uges udgave af Weekendavisen. Move over, garvede journalistrotter, siger vi bare.