Mauwee Nibi - Crying Water
Every year more and more of Canada’s Indigenous
Women go missing.
Every year some of them turn
up dead, and some never turn up at all.
happening to them?
Rookie Billy Simon isn’t sure he likes the first
been handed. He joined the RCMP
to escape life on the reserve north of
not to spend his new career looking into ‘Indian
Now his commander wants him to go
undercover on a freighter sailing the
looking for clues to Canada’s missing Indigenous
Shy and quiet, eighteen-year old Shanya Marin let
herself be talked
into leaving the reserve to celebrate
her birthday with friends in the
city. Now she’s in deep trouble, locked in a dark storeroom on a heaving
boat headed in an unknown direction. She has nothing and no-one to rely
on, except for her own inner resources and the lessons in the
Aboriginal tales her mother had taught her over the years.
Every day the huge steel freighters slide silently across Lake
Superior, through the locks at Sault Saint Marie, and south into
Canadian and American ports. They carry iron ore, coal, salt, and grain.
And they carry much more. So many ships, so many ports. Can one Rookie
cop figure out what is going on?