October 20, 2017 Corner Brook—A special event to mark Qalipu First Nation (QFN) joining the
National Moose Hide Campaign was held today at the Qalipu Community Room in Corner Brook. The event included
an opening smudge and prayer, and greetings from Qalipu Chief Brendan Mitchell, and Superintendent
Pat Roche of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. The two organizations have partnered on this
initiative which is intended to raise awareness of violence against women and children.
The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Men who are
standing up against violence towards women and children. The Campaign started in British Columbia
in 2011 and has been spreading across Canada. More than 500,000 pins have been distributed.
Wearing the moose hide pin signifies a commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and
children in one’s life, and to work together with other men to end violence against women and
Chief Brendan Mitchell spoke to the importance of taking every opportunity to speak up, and put a
stop to violence against women and children. He said, “We must all do our part to stand up to
violence and bullying. It is our responsibility to look out for one another in our communities.
I’m proud to bring this campaign to Newfoundland through the Qalipu First Nation and I encourage
all our men to wear the moose hide pin.”
Superintendent Pat Roche said, “The RNC Corner Brook Region has been working in partnership with
Qalipu First Nation to change attitudes toward gender based violence through initiatives such as
the Junior Police Academy and Dancers and Drummers of The New Dawn. The RNC is proud to support
Qalipu’s latest anti-violence initiative, the Moose Hide Campaign. Our officers will be wearing
Moose Hide Pins to show our commitment to combating gender based violence and the aboriginal
The moose hide pins will be available at all Qalipu office locations. Please stop by to get yours.
For more information about the Moose Hide Campaign, please visit the campaign website: