A small cash reward is being offered in the search for two girls who have been missing from their Aboriginal community in Maniwaki, Que. for almost six weeks.

The Kitigan Zibi police department says a $1,000 reward will be offered to anyone who provides information that leads to the whereabouts of 16-year-old Maisy Odjick and her best friend 17-year-old Shannon Alexander.

The pair vanished on Sept. 5 and those who know the girls say they left behind wallets and clothes, suggesting they had no intentions of running away.

Family members have launched a website aimed at getting the word out about the missing girls. Since their disappearance, police say a few sightings of the pair have been reported in Ottawa's Vanier area.

Odjick is described as six-feet tall, weighs 125 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. She has three facial piercings: two on her bottom lip and one in her nose.

Alexander is 5'9" and weighs 145 lbs. She has pierced ears and acne scars on her face.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kitigan Zibi police department at 819-449-6000.