Nelson Police Victim Services

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019 between 12:00pm-1:00pm
Where: Nelson City Hall Courtyard, Nelson, B.C.
What: Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who walk to end violence against women and children.
This walk is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children. It began along the Highway of Tears in B.C. and has grown into a national campaign to engage all Canadians. The walk is sponsored in part by the Nelson Violence Against Women in Relationships (VAWIR) committee and Nelson Community Services. Participating in the Moose Hide Campaign is an act of reconciliation.

  • For those who would like to fast over the lunch hour, thank you.
  • The walk will take place starting from City Hall Courtyard at around 12:20 pm.

For more information:
Phone: 1-250-882-7018

History of the Moose Hide Campaign

On an early 2011 August morning, an Indigenous man named Paul Lacerte and his daughter Raven were hunting moose near the infamous Highway of Tears, a section of highway between Prince George and Prince Rupert, BC, where dozens of women have gone missing or been found murdered. They had brought down a moose that would help feed the family for the winter and provide a moose hide for cultural purposes. As the daughter was skinning the moose her father started thinking…They were so near the highway that has brought so much sorrow to the communities along its endless miles, here with his young daughter who deserved a life free of violence. ..That’s when the idea sprang to life! What if they use the moose hide to inspire men to become involved in the movement and to end violence towards women and children? Together with family and friends they cut up the moose hide into small squares and started the Moose Hide Campaign. Seven years later, more than 1,000,000 squares of moose hide have been distributed and the Moose Hide Campaign has spread to communities and organizations across Canada.
The Nelson VAWIR (Violence Against Women in Relationships) is comprised of the following community agencies: Community Based Specialized Victim Services; Police based Victim Services; Nelson Police Department; Nelson RCMP; Nelson Community Services (Stopping the Violence Women’s Counselling, Women’s Outreach and Aimee Beaulieu Transition House); Family Justice; Crown; Community Corrections; Ministry of Child and Family Development; Nelson Mental Health and Substance Use-Interior Health; Kootenay Kids; Nelson Women’s Centre; Salmo and Kaslo Community Services (Stopping the Violence Counselling)