Gladys Radek (Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en First Nations) is a grassroots advocate fighting for justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) in Canada. Herself a survivor of sexual violence in the foster system, Gladys also lost her niece Tamara who went missing in 2005 at age 22 along the notorious Highway of Tears. This inspired Gladys to become a community activist and eventually a Family Advocate for the National Inquiry into MMIWG in Canada. Gladys is a VOW narrator in our forthcoming oral history book called How We Go Home: Voices From Indigenous North America.
VOW had the opportunity to speak with Gladys about her experiences advocating for Indigenous women and girls. Check out what she had to say.