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Cree elder Emil Bell is walking 400 kilometres with a petition calling for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. (Debbie Mihalicz)

A group gathered at the corner of Avenue P and 20th Street at noon Saturday in Saskatoon.

They joined a small group that has been walking through Saskatchewan this week to raise awareness for missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Participants started walking from the highway near Beauval Forks on Tuesday.

They walked through Green Lake, Big River and Prince Albert before arriving in Saskatoon on Friday.

Emil Bell, from the Kettle First Nation, is leading the approximately 400 km march.

"There's a lot of stories out there that need to be heard by the public," Bell said. "The purpose of this walk is to make people aware and to demand an inquiry into this whole sad situation."
    
The group will ends their walk at Friendship Park in Saskatoon with a pipe ceremony, meal and a forum for family of missing and murdered women.

"I'm not looking for an easy answer in the next three days," Bell explained. "The people who are involved in the inquiry will have to sit down with our leaders and the people who are affected by the missing and murdered women."