Today—February 11—is Moose Hide Campaign Day. It's a national campaign to end violence against women and children and involves both Indigenous and non-Indigenous boys and men standing up against such violence.
By wearing a square of moose hide, they signify that they're committed to protecting the women and children in their lives.
Sherry Proulx and Chris Zacharko, teachers at Collège Miles Macdonell Collegiate, came up with the idea to make a video about their school's Moose Hide Campaign. Ms. Proulx teaches Current Topics in FNMI (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) Studies and is also the chair of Indigenous Academic Achievement at the school, so she approached Mr. Zacharko, as several students in his credit recovery program are Indigenous. They also invited students from the school's Flex and sTeam programs.
The video has been shared with staff, encouraging them to incorporate it into today's lessons, and Ms. Proulx provided teachers with some resources about the campaign. It's been a very rewarding experience and next year they hope to raise money and donate it to a women's shelter.
CLICK the image above to view the video.