Red dresses will be lining windows across Manitoba on Monday, with many keeping the garments up for longer. 

This year marks the fourth time the Honouring and Awareness Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirited People’s (MMIWG2S+) will be officially recognized in Manitoba. Organizations across the province, including Winnipeg and Manitoba's governments, are marking the day.

“Our government is committed to advancing reconciliation and to bring greater awareness to the prevention of violence toward Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited individuals," Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations Minister Alan Lagimodiere says in a statement.

The province is giving four Indigenous organizations a combined total of $50,000 for Monday's events.

“We will continue to listen to the people on the front lines and work collaboratively with Indigenous and community-led organizations to advance to provide supports and programming for those in need,"  Minister Cathy Cox, the minister responsible for the status of women and chair of the Gender-Based Violence Committee of Cabinet says in the statement.

Many community events will be held at the Oodena Circle at The Forks.

The day started with a Sunrise Ceremony, lighting a sacred fire and later an opening ceremony at Winnipeg's City Hall.

The City of Winnipeg is handing red dresses in City Hall's courtyard and at its public libraries. The dresses will remain up at libraries, along with awareness information and supports, for 30 days. The dresses will remain up at the Millenial Library until the Waniskahtan Travelling Exhibit from the Legacy of Hope Foundation ends in November.

Later in the day, walks and vigils will be hosted. Once the sun sets, the Manitoba Legislative Building will be lit up with a MMIWG2S+ graphic.