The latest season of The Amazing Race Canada made such an impact on two Cree cousins that the girls will be trick-or-treating this Halloween as Anthony Johnson and James Makokis, the two-spirit couple who won the popular television competition in September.
“They represented missing and murdered Indigenous women and are helping the Cree, and being Indigenous,” said nine-year-old Willow Cardinal.
“We don’t want anybody else to go missing.”
Willow and her cousin Tenecia Cardinal, 12, are from Kehewin Cree Nation, about 230 kilometres northeast of Edmonton. That’s where Makokis has worked as a family physician for the last three years, and Johnson as a project co-ordinator at Kehewin Health Services.