Grueling walk to Kamloops 'heavy, but very important,' say Yukoners halfway through journey


A group of Yukoners walking from Whitehorse to Kamloops, B.C., in honour of Indigenous children who died at residential schools is now about halfway through their journey.

Undaunted by the heat and by long days on the road, the group of walkers has expanded since leaving Whitehorse on June 27, and now comprises of about 14 people. 

“We’ve had the opportunities to meet with the communities along the way, and that has been incredibly beautiful and healing,” said Jacqueline Shorty in an interview on Yukon Morning with host Elyn Jones on Thursday. 

Shorty and James Henyu came up with the idea for the walk, which has been named the Warriors Walk for Healing

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