Become a community Champion
end gender-based violence by bringing this critical issue into the light
We work with more Indigenous communities and organizations every year, inviting First Nation, Métis and Inuit supporters from across Turtle Island to share and benefit from the medicine of the moose hide. This last year, 60,000 pins were distributed to Indigenous communities, non-profits and Native Friendship Centers – and we welcome more every week.
Our campaign was founded by a family from the Carrier Nation in northern British Columbia. They put their traditional principles and practices at the centre of our movement – moose hide and the sacred connection with land it represents, a yearly fast, talking circles and other key ceremonies.
Community Champions support the Moose Hide Campaign Day by organizing local events and taking an active role in ending gender-based violence in their community.
Get Your Community Involved
We encourage Indigenous supporters and communities to bring their own ceremony and practices to the movement. Some have chosen to make their own hide patches from animals significant to their communities, such as bear or seal.
- Wear and share the Moose Hide pin
- Set up a Campaign Kiosk
- Organize a Moose Hide Campaign event in your community
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.
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....