At its annual general meeting in January 2020, student representatives from across the province voted unanimously for the BC Federation of Students to formally endorse the Moose Hide Campaign. This endorsement builds on years of work that has been, and continues to be done on campuses by students to end violence against women and girls.
The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys how are standing up against violence against women and children. Wearing a moose hide patch signifies your commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and children in your life and to work together to end violence against women and children.
The BC Federation of Students and its member students’ unions strongly agree that everyone must stand together against violence against women and children; together, through teaching and healing, we can end violence against these groups.
Our members know of the atrocities along the infamous Highway of Tears and for many years have advocated for justice for these missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and for their families. Through numerous campaign initiatives throughout the Federation’s history, members have long advocated for the elimination of violence against women and children.
Students’ unions across BC are eager to stand with this movement and the founders of this campaign, and are inspired to help the Moose Hide Campaign achieve its goal of distributing 10 million moose hide squares to supporters across Canada.
February 24 marks Moose Hide Campaign Day, when people across BC are fasting and coming together to demonstrate their commitment to ending violence against women and children. Events are taking place in Victoria, Prince George, and in other communities around the province; a live stream of the Victoria event can be accessed here.