On February 11, 2021, staff at our administration office, along with school communities at Arthur. A. Leach School and École secondaire Oak Park High School took part in the Moose Hide Campaign.
To show support, students and staff wore a square moose hide pin. The gesture is a small way to take part in a larger commitment to honour, respect and protect women and children.
“This is a meaningful opportunity for us to learn more about what began as a grassroots movement. We are very proud of our Medicine Wheel committee and our entire student council for making this day happen and look forward to creating a dialogue that extends well beyond February 11, 2021,” said Troy Scott, principal, École secondaire Oak Park High School.
This initiative began in British Columbia ten years ago by an Indigenous man named Paul Lacerte and his daughter Raven. The organization has distributed more than 10 million moose hide squares, fostering important conversations across the country.
Learn more about the campaign here.