A steady stream of several hundred people walked through the streets of Saskatoon Sunday afternoon to honour missing and murdered indigenous women.

The annual walk is part of an event that takes place in cities and communities across the country.

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"We've gathered to remember the missing and murdered indigenous women that the entire nation has lost. We are here to let the political people who are stepping towards an inquiry that we are available when they need us," organizer Nichole Yamichuk said. "And to pray and remember the souls that we've lost."

Two years ago, Yamichuk said she organized the walk after she lost her sister-in-law.

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Nichole Yamchuk began organizing the walk after she says she lost a family member in 2014. (Victoria Dinh/CBC)

As a First Nations woman, Lauren Joseph-Knutsvik said she felt like she needed to do something.

"When is this going to stop? We need to do something," she said.

"We need to address this situation and this issue because it's important, you can't just sweep it under the rug and forget about it. It is a problem, it's a serious one, and we need to stand together."

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(Left) Cindy Lou Senger and Autumn Tuttroen joined in the walk in Saskatoon. (Victoria Dinh/CBC)

For Autumn Tuttroen, the walk is a way to remind people that the women have names and families.

"So often you'll Google a woman's name and instead all that we will find is information about the killer and nothing much about the woman," she said.

"We don't know anything about these women's lives and I think it's really important that we don't forget about these women, they had names, they had stories, they have backgrounds."

As people held drums and signs, Saskatoon's Police Chief Clive Weighill spoke to the crowd about his hopes for the federal government's inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.

"The police can do all the work we want but the elephant in the room is what's causing this," he said.

"It's the poverty, it's the poor housing. It's the racism. It's the disadvantages that are putting many of our indigenous women in vulnerable situations.

"That's what I'm hoping the inquiry will fish out because I think as a nation we have to come together and grapple with some of those situations. "

After the walk, people gathered for a round dance and feast at the Albert Community Centre.

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The walk in Saskatoon joined many others in communities across the country. (Victoria Dinh/CBC)