Red cloth ribbons were tied to the Albert and Broad Street Bridges in Regina on Monday night in an effort to keep an important issue on the mind of citizens.

A small group of people tied the ribbons as part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women.

Nickita Longman organized the Regina event.

"With the bridge being kind of on one of the main streets in the city, I think it'll bring awareness," she said. "It'll get people asking questions and that'll aid to having a public discourse about this."
    
The timing of the event is important, Longman said. It's one way to show support for families missing loved ones during the holiday season.

"There's a lot of families who are celebrating over the holidays and who aren't affected by having a member missing or murdered so this is our way to show our support to them."

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A small group of people tied the ribbons in Regina. (Brian Rodgers/CBC)