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As Co-Founders of this grassroots movement, our challenge to you is to order yourself 5 free Moose Hide pins, wear one to work or school, or out in public. When you are asked about the pin, engage in a simple conversation about the purpose of the Moose Hide Campaign and your involvement, and hand out your remaining 4 pins to those who wish to join us in this movement.
About This Challenge
The Moose Hide campaign is all about bringing awareness to the issues of violence against women and children, with a special focus on Indigenous women and children, and about bringing our conversations of violence out from whispered exchanges, into the open where we can more effectively address root causes. It’s also about asking men to speak out against these actions and to follow through with their words. By wearing a Moose Hide pin at your place of work, your school, or out in public, you are bringing the issues of violence against Indigenous women and children out of the realms of whispered conversations and into our collective culture.
Ending violence can start with ending our silence about these issues. We challenge you to order yourself 5 free Moose Hide pins, wear one to work or school, or out in public. When you are asked about the pin, engage in a simple conversation about the purpose of the Moose Hide Campaign and your involvement, and hand out your remaining 4 pins to those who wish to join us in this movement. Share your experineces, including photos and stories of this challenge on social media with the hashtags #Next150 and #MooseHideCampaign to keep the conversation going.
Order your free 5 pins (free shipping in Canada) through the form below to start the Moose Hide Campaign challenge. Make sure to come back and mark your challenge as "completed" and share your experiences on social media with the hashtags #Next150 and #MooseHideChallenge!
”Thank you for asking.” This simple phrase is at the heart of the Moose Hide Campaign, and something we’d ask you to repeat when you are asked, “why?” in reference to your Moose Hide pin. For too long and in too many communities, we have seen a culture of silence permeate violence against women and children, particularly Indigenous women and children. There are many complicated reasons why this silence persists in-Community, but there’s a simple solution: talking to one another. By talking to one another - by respectfully and safely engaging - we can bring an end to this culture of silence that feeds into further violence.
To begin, click the 'Accept Challenge' button and then fill out Moose Hide Campaign's order form below:
- Moose Hide Campaign
- Teachings in the Air - Men’s Health and Wellness Podcast (PHSA)
- DUDES Club - Participant-led Community for Men's Wellness
- Violence Prevention and Safety - Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC)
- The Facts about Gender-Based Violence in Canada - Canadian Women’s Foundation
- The Native Harvey Weinsteins - Native Appropriations
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Raven Lacerte is a member of the Lake Babine First Nation and belongs to the Bear Clan. She recently graduated from the Indigenous Studies Program at Camosun College and is now attending UVic pursuing a degree in Political Science. Raven is a member of the 4R’s National Youth Steering Committee and she was recently appointed to the Province of BC’s Minister’s Advisory Council on Indigenous Women. Raven is the Co-Founder and Youth Ambassador of the Moosehide Campaign; she was 16 years old when the Campaign was founded. Raven has met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Prince of Monaco, and with the British Royals, Prince William and Kate to present the Moosehide Campaign and to discuss the importance of ending violence against women. She is a practitioner of traditional Indigenous culture and spirituality.
Paul Lacerte is a member of the Nadleh Whuten Band and belongs to the Carrier Nation in northern BC. He served as the Provincial CEO for the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres for 20 years. In 2011 Paul and his daughter Raven co-founded the Moosehide Campaign. He is the former Vice-Chair of the Vancouver Foundation Board of Directors, the current Board Chair for Reconciliation Canada, and a former representative to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. He was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 2014, the highest form of recognition the Province of BC can extend to its citizens. In his spare time, he is a professional clown and his home is known as the House of Happiness.
"We challenge you to order 5 Moose Hide campaign pins, wear 1 to work, or school, or out in your community, and give 4 out to others who ask you about your pin in order to bring important conversations about violence and violence prevention to the forefront."Read More