The Honourable Scott Reid, Speaker of the House of Assembly, is pleased to announce that the House of Assembly is participating in the Moose Hide Campaign (MHC) today. The MHC is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children. This is the third year for the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly to participate in this Campaign.
The inspiration for the MHC came to co-founders Paul Lacerte and his daughter Raven in 2011 during a moose hunt on their traditional territory along a section of highway where dozens of women have gone missing or been murdered. The goal of the Campaign is to end violence towards women and children, and to distribute ten million moose hide pins across Canada.
Wearing the moose hide pin signifies a commitment to honour, respect, and protect women and children; and to work together to end violence against them. Members of the House of Assembly began the day in the Chamber with a prayer and presentation of their moose hide pins, which will be worn during House proceedings today.
“I am pleased that the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly is once again participating in this campaign, which seven years later has distributed more than 2,000,000 squares of moose hide across Canada. It has brought much-needed awareness to communities and organizations across this country on the tragic reality of gender-based violence, and started important conversations on how we can all work together to end violence towards women and children.”
Honourable Scott Reid
Speaker of the House of Assembly
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