An Aboriginal sister and brother team have set out on a walk from The Pas, Manitoba to Winnipeg, which they are calling the Highway of Broken Dreams.
Blaine and Donna Harris are also hanging dream catchers along the way in memory of missing and murdered Aboriginal girls and women.
Donna Harris says the decision to embark on the walk was made after they lost people close to them, and planning has been going on since April.
Harris says the walk started with a ceremony at the grave of a young Aboriginal woman who was kidnapped and murdered in The Pas in 1971.
“First, we had a ceremony at the grave of Helen Betty Osborne. All of the dream catchers were blessed over there. After that, we hung a dream catcher on her grave. From there, we decided to head out from the grave site to The Pas and then we started walking.”
Organizers are hoping the walkers will arrive in Winnipeg on June 20, and anyone who wants to join them is welcome.