A Saskatoon organization that raises awareness about missing and murdered Aboriginal women has been recognized with a new peace award.

Iskwewuk E-wichiwitochik, which means “Women Walking Together” in Cree, has been given a $2,000 cash award in recognition of the group’s work for peace and social justice.

A large number of Saskatoon groups and the family of a longtime peace advocate are behind the city’s inaugural Joanna Miller Peace Award, which has been established to recognize excellence in social activism.

Women Walking Together is a network of concerned citizens.

The group’s aim is to raise awareness of systemic violence against women through education and political action.

The organization’s main focus is missing and murdered Aboriginal women.

Since 2005, Woman Walking Together has maintained a visible presence in the community through actions such as awareness walks, vigils and various other activities pertaining to social justice.