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Saskatoon’s red ribbons symbolize missing and murdered women

Red ribbons were tied to the University Bridge in Saskatoon Tuesday, meant to raise awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada.
Red ribbons were tied to the University Bridge in Saskatoon Tuesday, meant to raise awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada. Devin Sauer / Global News

SASKATOON – A symbol aimed at drawing attention to the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women has reached Saskatoon. Red ribbons were seen tied to a bridge in the city Tuesday.

The phenomenon originated with a group of women from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba. The movement has since spread to Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary.

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Saskatoon’s ribbons were tied to the University Bridge.

The Government of Canada is in its first phase of an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. People with missing or murdered family members are invited to be a part of the consultation process.

The second phase is the inquiry itself.

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