Fraser Lake Elementary Secondary School is pleased to join with the Moose Hide Campaign and take a stand against violence towards women and children. The event will include educators, Indigenous community members and leaders, elected officials, elementary and secondary students, RCMP, and various community organizations. It is an open event and interested individuals are encouraged to attend.
A key feature of this event will be the 10 Men Project which involves 10 high-school aged males who will be fasting for the day (refraining from eating or drinking from sunup to sundown), as a means of demonstrating and deepening their commitment to ending violence against women and children. While they will be honoured at this event, other interested individuals are welcome and encouraged to also join in the fast for the day. The event will also include a number of speakers, cultural presentations, and a keynote address from the Founders of the Moose Hide Campaign.
The Moose Hide Campaign is an Indigenous-led national campaign which encourages men and boys to speak out against violence towards women and children and to promote gender equity, healthy relationships, and positive ideas of masculinity. The Moose Hide Campaign asks all members of society to wear moose hide pins to honour the women and children in their lives.
The event will start at 1 pm and will be held in the gymnasium at FLESS. A community Feast will also be held at FLESS to end the Fast, and this Feast will begin at sundown. Please refer to The Moose Hide Campaign website for further information on fasting or to order free Moose Hide Pins at: www.moosehidecampaign.ca.
Quote: Paul Lacerte
“We are so inspired by the strength and leadership being demonstrated by these 10 young men who will be fasting on April 24th, and we are so grateful to the leaders at the Fraser Lake Elementary Secondary School for their support of this important work.” Paul Lacerte, Co-Founder – Moose Hide Campaign