The Highway of Tears is a 725 kilometer corridor of Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada, which has been the location of murders and disappearances of people since 1970. A disproportionately high number of Indigenous women are on the list of victims.
Used LEGO® Serious Play® to enable Indigenous & other community members from Vanderhoof and Prince George, British Columbia, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), to explore their unsafe experiences driving, hitchhiking and walking down Highway 16 throughout the year. Building LEGO® models depicting what a personal and community future safe experience looks and feels like led to creation of a shopping list of practical actions that governments, industry, innovators, Indigenous and local communities could quickly put into action, and rapidly measure their effects. A custom NUREVA Span™ collaborative digital canvas was created as a visual record of insights gathered during debriefs of LEGO models.