It started as a movement from Indigenous and non-Indigenous men who wanted to stand up against violence towards Indigenous women and children. Wearing the moose hide patch shows your dedication and commitment to protect and respect the women and children in your life.
The Moose Hide campaign was started by Paul Lacerte and his daughter Raven while moose hunting just off the highway in response to the number of women who have gone missing along Highway 16, otherwise called the Highway of Tears.
“We were cleaning up the moose and we had been talking about, this idea of the Highway of Tears and how crazy it is. And I have four visibly Indigenous daughters and I was ‘Geez, I really don’t want that to happen to them.’ So what can we do?”
This year, The campaign moves to a virtual event with speakers and workshops. Click here to take part
“Indigenous women are three times more likely to experience domestic violence than non-Indigenous women, and three times more likely than non-Indigenous women to be killed by someone they know, too many have been murdered or are missing. It is time for us to change this”