You are invited to be a part of it.

 

When: October 5th, 2017 9:00am

How to register:   You can register online here:  Moose Hide National Gathering

OR: RSVP to Jeff Cyr by email at:  jeff.cyr@moosehidecampaign.ca

Why join the Gathering?

On an early August morning in 2011, Paul Lacerte and his daughter Raven were hunting moose near the infamous Highway of Tears.

They had brought down a moose that would help feed their family for the winter and provide a moose hide for cultural purposes. As Raven was skinning the moose she and her father couldn't help but realize how close they were to the highway that has brought so much sorrow to communities along the long and winding path. Paul knew his young daughter deserved a life free of violence and as they spoke and worked, and idea came to them.

What if they used the moose hide to inspire men to become involved in the movement to end violence towards Aboriginal women and children?

Together with family and friends they cut up the moose hide into small squares and started the Moose Hide Campaign. Over six years more than 500,000 squares of Moose Hide have been distributed and the grassroots campaign has spread to communities and organizations across Canada. Local campaigns have started in government offices, colleges, universities, on First Nations reserves, in Friendship Centres and, importantly, within individual Indigenous families.

There is much hope and much work to be done. We need your help.

On October 5, Paul and Raven hope you will join them at the National Moose Hide Campaign event in Ottawa. We would like to invite you to join in an event steeped in ceremony that will include a day of fasting for male participants, in support of ending violence against women. We invite you and your organization to fast with us.

Contact - Jeff Cyr at jeff.cyr@moosehidecampaign.ca

 


 

In February, 2018 the Moose Hide Campaign will host it's 7th annual fast in Victoria, BC.

The act of fasting is a sacred ritual that Aboriginal people and many other cultures and religions have practiced for thousands of years. The Moose Hide Campaign fast is a pledge to end violence against women and children. We invite men to fast (i.e. refrain from eating and drinking) from sun up until sun down. We also invite you to break your fast at sun down with a meal with your family, friends or co-workers to acknowledge your commitment to end violence against women and children and to share your fasting experience.

This is a day for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men in communities, organizations and government across the province to unite in honour of all women and children.

The Moose Hide Campaign is determined to support change that will end the cycle of violence that women and children continue to experience.

“We will continue to ask men to take positive and concrete steps forward in standing up and speaking out against violence towards women and children. By taking part in this one day national fast you are showing your love and respect for the women in your life and supporting their right for peace and safety in their homes and communities.” Paul Lacerte, Founder –Moose Hide Campaign

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Resourcesto help you during the Gathering

  • Fasting Guide +

    The Moose Hide Campaign is a call to action to all men in Canada to stand shoulder to shoulder to show ourselves, each other, and all Canadians that violence is no longer tolerated in our communities and society. On October 5, 2017, we are inviting men to fast with us to stand up against violence towards women and children. Should you choose to respond to this call to action, we have put together a simple guide to explain the significance of the fast for the Moose Hide Campaign, offer some guidance in setting your intention, and to highlight some tips to ensure your safety. Read More
  • Role of Women in the Moose Hide Campaign +

    The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Men who are standing up against violence towards women and children. Wearing the Moose Hide signifies your commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and children in your life and to work together with other men to end violence against women and children. This is a powerful idea and a commitment that is long over-due. But what about the role of Women in the Moose Hide Campaign? Read More
  • Why use moose hide in the Moose Hide Campaign +

    The question has been raised on a number of occasions as to why we use Moose Hide as the symbol for the Moose Hide Campaign and how it is associated to ending violence against women and children. The Moose Hide Campaign is open to receiving questions as one of the main objectives of the Campaign is to generate respectful dialogue. Read More
  • Fasting guide for those who cannot attend the Gathering +

    We encourage men to join us on October 5th for the National Moose Hide Campaign event. Each year there is an annual Moose Hide Campaign gathering in Ottawa where men fast together. However, many men will fast in their home communities throughout the country. This is an essential part of the Moose Hide Campaign and we want to ensure you are supported as you fast wherever you are. Here are some ideas to support you in your fast. Read More
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