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Education is key to ending violence against women and children

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By David Delorme, District Resource for Indigenous Education

The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence toward women and children. Wearing the Moose Hide signifies a commitment to honour, respect and protect women and children and to work together with other men to end violence against them. This is a powerful idea and a commitment that is long overdue.

I joined this gathering that brought together men, women and children from many nations. Together we had conversations through talking circles and walked as one. We gathered in front of the legislative building in Victoria on February 24 to shed light to the issues of abuse, neglect and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). This movement continues to grow and brings with it education and conversation.

Education is key to ending violence against women and children in a broad and systemic manner - one person at a time.

In April, a display at the District's Student Art Gallery will be dedicated to Red Dress project, highlighting the issue of MMIW in Canada.

Read more about the Moose Hide campaign.

Find out about the campaign's learning platform for kindergarten to Grade 12 classrooms.

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