Thunder Bay, ON – This Father’s Day, the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) would like to honour and celebrate the important role of fathers, sons, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, nephews, and cousins to share lessons of love, compassion, and cultural heritage within our families and communities.
The sacred responsibility gifted to men by Creator is an important part of carrying the sacred medicines and having the ability to walk with a good mind and heart.
The Moose Hide Campaign is a nationwide movement to engage men and boys in ending violence towards women and children. The movement is grounded in Indigenous ceremony and traditional ways of learning and healing. It originated from a father’s dream to live in a world wherein his two daughters could lead lives characterized by dignity, honor, respect, and freedom from violence. Wearing the Moose Hide Pin signifies commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and children in your life and speak out against gender-based and domestic violence.
This year, the Moose Hide Campaign marked a significant milestone in their ongoing efforts. They successfully hosted their 12th annual nationwide campaign and dispatched their 4 millionth moose hide pin. This remarkable accomplishment signifies progress being made towards positive transformation.
Join the Moose Hide Campaign by ordering your free pin today at: https://moosehidecampaign.ca/pins/
This Father’s Day, ONWA celebrates fathers, sons, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, nephews, and cousins actively contributing to healing and dismantling the cycle of violence by instilling values of honoring and respecting the women in their lives. Their tributes serve as beacons of hope and inspire positive change within our society.
From the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA), happy Father’s Day!
For more information and media inquiries, contact:
Andre Morriseau, Communications Manager
Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)