Manitoba

Ribbons honouring MMIW to be strung along 6th Winnipeg bridge

The organizer of Winnipeg's Red Cloth Ribbons Memorial campaign says the movement is growing.

Midtown Bridge next to be lined with red ribbons in memory of missing, murdered indigenous women

The Osborne Bridge is one of five river spans that are currently marked with the red ribbons. (Darren Bernhardt/CBC)

The organizer of Winnipeg's Red Cloth Ribbons Memorial campaign says the movement is growing.

Althea Guiboche, otherwise known as the Bannock Lady, said people who want to remember and honour missing and murdered indigenous women plan to tie ribbons along the Midtown Bridge on Monday night.

It will be the sixth bridge in Winnipeg to be marked since the campaign started a few weeks ago.

"It's just to bring [people] together all in one spot, all those ribbons. It really had a profound effect on me," Guiboche said. "It made me tear up and actually think about these individuals."

Guiboche said it isn't necessary to go to the event to support the campaign.

"If they can't be there, then they're welcome to tie a cloth wherever they are," she said. "It could be on their own home or somewhere in their community. They don't have to come to this particular event."

Guiboche said a group of people living in the south end of Winnipeg want to mark one of their bridges as well. A ribbon hanging event is also being planned in Ottawa.

The group is looking for donations of red broadcloth to make more ribbons.

The Monday night gathering starts at 5 p.m. outside Chateau 500 on Donald Street.

Red ribbons were hung on parts of the Salter Street bridge on Dec. 15 in memory of missing and murdered indigenous women. (CBC)