Canada is in the midst of an ongoing national crisis of violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2S- LGBTQIA+ people.

The Moose Hide Campaign was launched by Raven Lacerte (Lake Babine First Nation) and her father Paul Lacerte (Carrier First Nations). The Lacertes decided to bring attention to this issue. In 2011 they tanned and cut up a moose hide to make pins for Indigenous men and boys to wear as a sign of their commitment to ending violence against women and girls. The campaign has since broadened, and now all people are asked to wear these pins as a sign of their commitment. 

Take a stand against violence toward Indigenous women, girls, and LGBTQIA+2S people.

Started along Canada’s infamous Highway of Tears, the Moose Hide Campaign (Opens in a new tab) is an Indigenous-led grassroots movement of men, boys and all Canadians who are standing up against violence towards women, girls, and 2S people.
By wearing a moose hide pin and participating in Moose Hide Campaign Day on May 11, 2023 millions of Canadians are making meaningful progress towards reconciliation and the creation of a country where violence against women and children is no longer allowed to flourish in the shadows.

Things we can do to support this movement:

  • Wear and share the Moose Hide Pin. Pins are available in the church office.
  • Attend the Moose Hide Campaign’s free virtual ceremony, or one of the live interactive workshops happening on May 11, 2023. Find more information and register here (opens in a new tab). Registering for the event will grant you full access to the recordings and rich resources for the entire year. Use whatever parts are helpful when it is most convenient for your group
  •  Men and boys please pledge to take a stand against violence towards women and children. Men are also asked to fast on May 11 to support the campaign. 
  • Post pictures of you and your Moose Hide pin on social media. Please use the hashtags #MooseHideCampaign, #MooseHideCampaignDay, #UCCan, and #MMIWG2S.
  • Remember that the message of the Moose Hide Campaign goes beyond May 11. Look for other opportunities throughout the year to let Indigenous peoples and all levels of government know that Indigenous women, girls, and 2S people are valued and that we demand a drastic shift in how these cases are handled.