Canadian rock duo Crown Lands pay homage to Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirits who have gone missing or murdered on Yellowhead Highway 16 (aka Highway of Tears) in British Columbia in their new video “End Of The Road.” The video raises awareness on the ongoing violence and injustices that many indigenous communities are facing. The video features indigenous dancers with drone clips of The Highway of Tears. Watch below:
On the single, lead vocalist and drummer Cody Bowles explained: “‘End of the Road’ is an outcry for awareness and action surrounding the colonial horrors of the missing and murdered Indigenous Womxn, Girls, and Two-Spirits that still haunt Indigenous communities today. Violence against Indigenous people is something I have witnessed firsthand throughout my life. I am half Mi’kmaw and grew up spending of a lot of my childhood in and around Alderville First Nation. I identify as Two-Spirit and dream of a better world for the brilliant Indigenous womxn, girls and 2SLGBTQ+ people who face adversity every day for their very existence. It’s up to all of us to make this world a better place for future generations, and this song is a small message of hope adding to the rising wave of Indigenous resistance throughout this land.”
The track is from. Crown Lands’ upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be out on August 13th.