Event

Moose Hide Campaign Day

Date(s):
Audience:
Students
Staff
Community
Campus:
Vernon
Salmon Arm
Virtual

Vernon:

Date: May 11, 2023

Time: 8:30am – 1:30pm

Location: Lecture Theatre (room D310)

Other details: We will be livestreaming the national event happening in Victoria from 8:30am – 1:00pm. Stop by for a chance to learn more about the Indigenous-led campaign to end violence against women and children, make a pledge, and pick up a moose hide pin.

 

Salmon Arm:

On May 11, Indigenous Peer Mentors will be handing out pins at the front entrance of the Salmon Arm Campus.

*More details to follow for other campuses*

Join us

Stand with Okanagan College today for National Moose Hide Campaign Day, a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children.



The campaign invites everyone, including women, to wear a moose hide pin today. Wearing the pin signifies your commitment to honour, respect and protect women and children and to work together to end violence.

This day is an opportunity to learn about domestic and gender-based violence and how people can help prevent them. It is a cross-cultural learning opportunity to build understanding of Indigenous cultures. Everyone is welcome at Moose Hide Campaign events.

The campaign, now in its 10th year, has pledged to distribute 10 million moose hide square pins across Canada this year – with hopes of opening up 10 million discussions about ending violence against women and children.

Moose hide pins and available on campus - if you are on campus today and need a moose hide pin, visit your campus' Aboriginal Services department. Additionally, the Trades Office in Kelowna has pins available for pick up. If you don't have a pin, don't worry - Okanagan College has a virtual background available for download to use during your virtual meetings today. 

Get your virtual background

Why moose hide?

How you can help

Join us on social media

Show your support with a selfie – once you’ve got your moose hide pin, email a photo of yourself showing your support to Indigenous Services or post it on social media with the hashtag #OCMooseHide2023 and #MooseHideCampaignDay.

Learn about the nation-wide movement

Visit moosehidecampaign.ca for more information about the history of the movement and to sign up for virtual workshops. Topics include intergenerational effects on Indigenous families, culture and masculinity, cultivating safe spaces and more.

Access Moose Hide Campaign resources directly here:

Do you need help?

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please reach out.

Okanagan based:

Canada-Wide:

Questions?

If you have any questions about the event or how you can get involved, please email aboriginal@okanagan.bc.ca.