Gladys Radek, Terrace, Gitxsan / Wet’suwet’en First Nations
“When Tamara went missing, it took the breath out of me.”
From: How We Go Home
Gladys Radek of Gitxsan/Wet’suwet’en First Nations shares about life journey with sexual abuse and violence around her during childhood, and how her experiences led to her involvement with fighting for justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, specifically on the Highway of Tears in British Columbia. She was driven to action also by the disappearance of her niece in 2005. She describes her activism, as well as patterns she sees in her family and community of intergenerational trauma.
Sara Sinclair is an oral historian, writer, and educator of Cree-Ojibwe and mixed settler descent. Sara teaches in the Oral History Masters Program at Columbia University. She has contributed to the Columbia Center for Oral History Research’s Covid-19 Oral History, Narrative and Memory Archive, Obama Presidency Oral History, and Robert Rauschenberg Oral History Project. She has conducted oral histories for the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and the International Labor Organization, among others. Sara is co-editor of Robert Rauschenberg: An Oral History, published with Columbia University Press in 2019.