In these six articles, Al Jazeera tells the story of a group of women and girls of another race who went missing in a horrific street accident in British Columbia, Canada.
Caution: The following article will discuss some issues that may cause some readers to be confused.
British Columbia, Canada – Mike Balczer looks at the edge of a white cup of coffee in the early morning of February. She takes a deep breath and looks up. Her hair is covered with a black band and white with a cap. His leather garments – black leather and black and white flannel – have symbols that distinguish him as a wanderer – a wanderer of the Crazy Indian Brotherhood.
The Crazy Indian Brotherhood originated in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2007 and now has heads in Canada and as far south as California and Oklahoma. It looks like a bunch of motorcyclists, but Mike says that the worst picture is just a flashback. “We protect women and children around here. We roam the streets looking for people at risk.”
But Mike is not just a drug addict. He is on a journey – in search of a murderer, or murderer, in Smithers.
A small town in northwestern British Columbia has a population of over 5,300. It is home to the remnants of border-dwelling and Indian subcontinent in the midst of snow-capped mountains, lined with rows of lodgepole pine, spruce, sub-alpine balsam fir, aspen, birch and cottonwood trees.
Despite being a well-known traveler, Mike invited Smithers home for the past 20 years. He is a member of the Wit’Dat Nation (Lake Babine Nation) about two hours drive east and as the king of the legacy is part of the cultural administration that oversees decision-making and ceremonies. When he became leader, his superiors called him “Man of the Multitude”.