Oshawa’s Ontario Tech supporting indigineous-led Moose Hide Campaign against violence

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Published May 3, 2022 at 11:27 am

Ontario Tech University is embracing the Moose Hide Campaign this month, an Indigenous-led, grassroots movement of men, boys and all Canadians who are standing up to end violence against women and children.

Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of violence since the age of 16; it’s far worse for Indigenous women.

The university is dedicated to helping build a safer society for all by supporting the Moose Hide Campaign and its goals to:

  • Address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
  • Build healthier masculinities.
  • Speak out about domestic violence.

Ontario Tech is also working to earn designation as an Ambassador Campus to help promote the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry Calls for Justice.

Ontario Tech hosted an informational webinar on May 2 (with a keynote address from Sage Lacerte, the National Youth Ambassador for the Moose Hide Campaign) and is encouraging students and all residents to take the Moose Hide Campaign online pledge to end violence.

Moose Hide Campaign Day is Thursday, May 12, a day of speakers and workshops and traditional ceremonies where you are invited to fast from sunrise to sunset in the #FastToEndViolence.

The livestream for the event is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. with an online workshop with traditional knowledge keepers and facilitators from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Akeisha Lari, Equity and Inclusivity Advisor, Ontario Tech University.

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