On May 12, 2022, join the fast from sun up to sun down to show your commitment and solidarity to the cause. Fast together with those in your community.
Students from Dakota Plains School, run by the Dakota Plains Wahpeton Nation, Manitoba, came together to get their sweat lodge ready for Moose Hide Campaign Day 2021. These students worked all morning tending to the fire and working hard to make sure that the sweat lodge was up and running for the day. They ended with a feast to cap off the day.
The moose hide pins and cards will be distributed as part of our regular cultural men’s programming, among the Indigenous homeless in Ottawa. This opportunity will encourage participation in Indigenous community events; restore the feeling of belonging; encourage a sense of pride, remind them of traditional male roles; and to further one’s healing journey in respect to ending violence against women and children.Odawa Native Friendship Centre
Although campaigning activities are currently more restricted, they’ve never been more important. Domestic violence rose as much as 30% in some parts of Canada during the first lock-down. So, keep sharing the moose hide mission and message – but make sure you’re following local COVID-19 health and safety guidelines when organizing face-to-face campaigning.
Wellness worker Brian’s set-up a physically distanced Moose Hide Campaign kiosk in the Tsiigehtchic Community in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories.
During this period of increased health and social pressures - with assaults against women and children on the rise - there needs to be greater emphasis on us as men and as a society to reinforce in one voice that these abuses need to stop, he said.