Changing societal norms, long standing worldviews and unacceptable actions does not happen through isolated activities.  Create a classroom or school wide plan to ensure that learning is ongoing, actions and activities happen throughout the year and that learning happens at every grade level. 

Consider making Moose Hide Day an annual event in your school. Your Moose Hide Day will be a great way to honour and celebrate the actions for change that have happened over the year and to commit to next steps in the year to come.

Some Moose Hide Campaign events could include:

  • Walks to end violence
  • Fasting ceremonies in high schools OR fathers fasting for the women and children in their lives in elementary schools (Read more about fasting here.)
  • Ceremonies to honour women and children in the traditional ways of the people of the territory
  • Ceremonies to honour men who are walking the path of honour in their value for, and treatment of women and children.

Send us a new story, video, newsletter or other communication about your Moose Hide Day activities each year highlighting the good work being done in your school.

Lesson plans

  • Primary Lesson plan

    A booklet of lessons about friendship, self care, and understanding the moose hide pin as a medicine for love. 

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  • Moose is Medicine

    Gender-based violence is a term used to describe abuse of any kind towards someone based on their gender. Gender-based violence happens around the world, and in Canada we see especially high rates of violence happening to Indigenous women. 

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  • MMIWG2S+

    Across North America there is an epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people. Indigenous women make up 11.3% of all missing people in Canada, and only 4% of the entire population of Canadian women. 

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  • What is Two-Spirit?

    What is Two Spirit? Understanding gender and gender diverse cultures. 

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  • Coloring pages

     Click the images for a full-size version to print. They are shared with permission and approval from artist, Hawlii Pichette. Please visit the website to find other free colouring pages here:

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  • Laisse l'amour grandir

    Un livret de leçons sur l’amitié, lesoin de soi, et la compréhension del’épinglette de peau d’orignal comme une médicine pour l’amour.

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  • Expanding conversations - Moose Hide and Math

    This lesson plan was generously created and gifted to the Moose Hide Campaign by Beth Alexander from the Linden School, Toronto, ON. It focuses on Grade 6 Ontario expectations, but could easily fit other grades/provincial expectations. We are sincerely grateful for this form of support to the...

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Gender-Based Violence Lesson plan

Gender-based violence is violence committed against someone based on their gender identity, gender expression, or perceived gender. 

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Good Medicine Lesson plan

Good medicine is a term often used by Indigenous Peoples to refer to anything that brings you wellness, joy, peace, and balance. 

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Inter-generational trauma Lesson plan

In Canada, the Residential School system resulted in many years of trauma for generations of Indigenous people. This trauma has had long-lasting effects. Over time the impact of this trauma can be seen in survivors, their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. This is called intergenerational trauma. 

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Women and the Land Lesson plan

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls brought forward many key issues and topics. One of these key issues is about communities with resource development projects. These projects often include a largely male workforce and many of the workers are travelling or transient, meaning that they come for their shift and then return to their homes, which are often geographically far away. These work scenarios correlate to higher rates of violence towards women and girls.  

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Highway of Tears fact sheet and lesson plan

The Highway of Tears is a 724km length of the Yellowhead Highway 16 in Northern British Columbia. From 1989 to 2006, nine young women went missing or were found murdered along this highway. All but one were Indigenous. Many local First Nations believe the number to be much higher than 9, and in 2007 RCMP expanded the number of women in their investigation to 18, increasing the kilometre range to 1500.  

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Land Acknowledgements

How to honour the Indigenous Peoples land where you live, work and play. 

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