Oshawa’s Ontario Tech throwing support behind indigenous-led Moosehide Day Campaign


Published May 12, 2022 at 8:47 am

Moose Hide Campaign's Raven, Paul and Sage Lacerte (CNW Group/Moose Hide Campaign)

Moose Hide Campaign Day, an indigenous-led annual day of action to end violence against women and children in Canada, will take place today.

Last year more than 80,000 people tuned in for the livestreams, fasted for the day or joined one of the many workshops. 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.

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 goal of the Moose Hide Campaign is to address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, build healthier masculinities and speak out about domestic violence.

Ontario Tech University is embracing the campaign and 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.

Moose Hide Campaign Day will include:

  • Ceremony and cultural protocols
  • An address from our co-founders
  • Keynote speakers
  • Teachings from Elders
  • Workshops focused on the themes of reconciliation, healthy relationships, workplace safety, and Indigenous teachings from Elders
  • An in-person Walk to End Violence in Victoria, BC
  • The opportunity to take part in the one-day national fast

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