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Small patch of moose hide represents large issue of gender-based violence

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Timmins is catching on to the year-round Moose Hide Campaign against violence against women and children.

City councillor Kristin Murray is promoting it, she says, as her job as a human and what she believes in.

The campaign is the result of a man noticing the shortage of other men at a British Columbia conference dealing with gender based violence.

That grew to the one-inch-square piece of moose hide on a pin.  Murray says indigenous cultures consider moose hide good medicine.

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“And it’s just really sharing that good medicine about our acknowledgement that we as individuals have to collectively stand against violence against women and children,” she remarks.

“Gender-based violence does impact every single culture, ethnicity, so it is for everybody. And as indigenous people say, our culture and our teachings and learnings are open to everyone.”

There’s no charge to pick up your moose hide at Service Timmins.

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