NEWS
09/07/2014 01:25 EDT | Updated 11/07/2014 05:59 EST

Protesters plan 2,100-km walk for murdered, missing inquiry

Seven young people are taking over a peaceful protest calling for a national inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women in Winnipeg.

Protesters set up in Memorial Park on Aug. 21, just days after 15-year-old Tina Fontaine's body was found in a bag in the Red River.

Fontaine’s death sparked renewed calls for an inquiry across Canada.

On Saturday, protesters began packing up their camp after the federal government agreed to participate in a roundtable. They called it a partial victory.

But seven young people from the camp say they want more, they’re calling for a national inquiry and plan to remain at the camp out for 12 more days.

Tyler Frederick is among those who are staying.

“[Youth] are suffering too. They do have family that’s been murdered or is missing, so we’d like them to be heard,” he said. “These are our citizens. They're families, brothers, sisters. We have to put a stop to, not just aboriginal, but everybody. We need to solve all these missing and murdered women and children.”

On Sept. 19, the group plans to walk to Ottawa together. They hope to walk 100 kilometres per day until they reach the capital. The full journey should take about 21 days.