Begin the journey of Reconciliation
play a practical, measurable and impactful role in advancing reconciliation and ending violence against Indigenous and non-Indigenous women and children
The journey of reconciliation is an ongoing process that all Canadians must take.
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)is the framework on which to build meaningful and lasting reconciliation. Bill C-15 – The United Declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was enacted into Canadian law on June 21, 2021, and Canada formally committed to working together with Indigenous Peoples to implement the declaration in a meaningful way.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) identified 94 Calls to action in their final report. These Calls to action are detailed recommendations to help further reconciliation towards a renewed relationship with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.
Call to Action # 57 calls upon all levels of government to ‘educate public servants’ on the history of Indigenous Peoples, their rights as per The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and the legacy of residential schools. The Act also responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action (#43 and #44) and the Calls for Justice derived from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls (MMIWG) Final Report: Reclaiming Power and Place.
It’s easy and free to participate in the Moose Hide Campaign. There are many ways to show support:
- Wear and share the Moose Hide pin. Wear and share the Moose Hide pin. We challenge executives and employees in all levels of government to distribute these pins of hope and solidarity to raise awareness in your workplace and community.
- Set up a Moose Hide Campaign kiosk in your workplace.
- Organize your own Moose Hide Campaign event. Hundreds of community events have taken place across Canada, organized by local ambassadors. We’d love to see you support these events, or create your own.
- Declare May 11, 2023 “Moose Hide Campaign Day” at your Council Meeting.
- Participate in Campaign Day virtually or in person, providing an experiential training and professional development opportunity focused on developing healthy approaches to addressing domestic and gender-based violence.
Rutland Middle School staff and students describe their Walk to End Violence on Moosehide Campaign Day with one simple word: goosebumps. The school is in Kelowna, B.C., with a population of 500 students. Approximately 150 of those are Indigenous students. On Moose...
Cathy Lindsay believes in the power of inclusiveness to create real change.Lindsay is an Elder from Kenora, Ontario, who will be speaking at the Ne-Chee FriendshipCentre’s Moose Hide Campaign Day event on May 11. She recalls an event with a sharing circle years ago....
Dominic Paul remembers the first time he fasted from dawn to dusk. It was part of the Moose Hide Campaign Day Fast to End Violence almost a decade ago. The campaign was just getting off the ground, and there were only a dozen or so participants at the event in...
Brandi Morin is a storyteller, a survivor and a passionate advocate for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-spirit people. As the keynote speaker for Moose Hide Campaign Day, she envisions a future where violence against Indigenous women and girls is...