A procession of drummers, including elders and First Nations, walked with British Columbia Premier John Horgan and members of the legislative assembly to the front of the B.C. Legislature Thursday.
It was to honour the Moose Hide Campaign, started by Paul Lacerte and his daughter Raven, that aims to stop violence against women and children.
“As we all work together to end male violence against women and children and the only possible way we can do that is if we stand together men and women from every corner of this great province in every community in every street and every home,” said Horgan.
By wearing the Moose Hide pin it means to pledge to protect women.
“This is a movement of people who are ready to take action and build a society where women and children are safe that we can be proud of,” said Lacerte.
The millionth pin was given out Thursday and that recipient was Lorelei Williams, a well-known advocate for murdered and missing women.
“I know this is a hard issue that just hits my heart you know we should not have to lose our women and girls it shouldn’t be an issue in our country,” said Williams.
Elder Lilian George attended the event, as another step in her healing.
“I’m here in honour of my two murdered aunts – Jenna and Christine Howard – who were murdered violently and brutally between Campbell River and Gold River,” said George.
“I dance in their memory.”
The Moose Hide Campaign has raised $2 million to help end violence against women and children.