A grassroots movement
end gender-based violence by creating safer communities across Canada
Raven Lacerte, Co-Founder
Raven Lacerte is a proud member of the Lake Babine First Nation in North-Central BC and belongs to the Bear Clan. She is the Co-Founder and National Ambassador for the Campaign.
Since founding the campaign with her father in 2011, Raven travels across Canada to share the medicine of the campaign in presentations, media engagements, and participating on panels.
She is also the lead for Moose Hide Campaign’s Impact Measurement, and is passionate about inviting Indigenous Communities, Governments, and Organizations to join in the movement. She sits on the Minister’s Advisory Council for Indigenous Women (MACIW) for the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR).
Raven is also a proud mother of daughters Cedar Sus and Chas Yaz, and wife to Dominic Paul, a member of the Tsartlip Nation. Raven and her family gratefully live on the terrritories of the Lekwungen Peoples, the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.
Paul Lacerte, Co-Founder
Paul is a member of the Nadleh Whuten Band and belongs to the Carrier First Nation in northern BC. He served as the Provincial CEO for the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres for 20 years. In 2011, he co-founded the Moose Hide Campaign with his daughter Raven – and today serves as an ambassador.
He is now Managing Partner at Raven Capital Partners – the first Indigenous financial intermediary in Canada. He’s also the former Vice-Chair of the Vancouver Foundation Board of Directors, the former Board Chair for Reconciliation Canada, and a former representative to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. He was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 2014.
David Stevenson, CEO
David has worked for social justice and social wellness for Indigenous peoples for over 25 years. From working with street-entrenched Indigenous youth in Vancouver’s Downtown East End with the Urban Native Youth Association – to CEO of an Indigenous Provincial Crown Corporation leading the development of a culturally based child and family service system for Vancouver Island and BC. David has a passion for supporting community-led and culturally based innovations focused on complex social challenges.
David has held several executive positions in government leading reconciliation initiatives and is Chair of the Royal Roads University School of Leadership Studies Advisory Committee. He has facilitated leadership trainings across turtle island and internationally and is a lifelong learner of cultural teachings, leadership and personal and collective wellness. He is of Irish, French and Haudenosaunee ancestry and lives on the side of Pkols Mountain in the Lekwungen-speaking People’s territory.
Dominic Paul, National Ambassador
Dominic Paul’s traditional name is Sel Sel Tan. He is from the W̱SÁNEĆ territory of Vancouver Island, where his people speak the SENĆOŦEN language. Paul now lives in downtown Victoria with his wife, Raven Lacerte, the co-founder of the Moose Hide Campaign, and their two daughters, Cedar and Chas.
He has been involved with the campaign since 2013, managing pin production and distribution. As National Ambassador, he speaks publicly for the campaign, spreading awareness about ending gender-based violence in Canada.