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Moose Hide Campaign: National Day of Fasting and Support
October 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
On an early August morning in 2011, Paul Lacerte and his daughter Raven were hunting moose near the infamous Highway of Tears.
They had brought down a moose that would help feed their family for the winter and provide a moose hide for cultural purposes. As Raven was skinning the moose she and her father couldn’t help but realize how close they were to the highway that has brought so much sorrow to communities along the long and winding path. Paul knew his young daughter deserved a life free of violence and as they spoke and worked, and idea came to them.
What if they used the moose hide to inspire men to become involved in the movement to end violence towards Aboriginal women and children?
Together with family and friends they cut up the moose hide into small squares and started the Moose Hide Campaign. Over six years more than 500,000 squares of Moose Hide have been distributed and the grassroots campaign has spread to communities and organizations across Canada. Local campaigns have started in government offices, colleges, universities, on First Nations reserves, in Friendship Centres and, importantly, within individual Indigenous families.
There is much hope and much work to be done. We need your help.
On October 5, Paul and Raven hope you will join them at the National Moose Hide Campaign event in Ottawa. We would like to invite you to join in an event steeped in ceremony that will include a day of fasting for male participants, in support of ending violence against women. We invite you and your organization to fast with us.