Ottawa, Nov 13 (Canadian-Media): Amid a worldwide campaign to promote cultural pride known as Rock Your Mocs, indigenous people from coast to coast are rocking their moccasins at school, at the office and in communities this week, media reports said.
Image credit: Twitter handle of Indigenous affairs
Jessica Jaylyn Atsye of Laguna Pueblo, N.M. had started the campaign Rock Your Mocs in 2011 and since 2013 event producer Melissa Sanchez has been organizing it as a worldwide movement every Nov. 15.
For the first time this year the campaign has been extended to a week, running Nov. 9-16.
Besides promoting cultural pride and showcasing the diversity of nations, the campaign aims to unify Indigenous Peoples globally through social media.
"I'm showing my representation in public spaces, including social media," said Ashley Daniels, the Manitoba representative on the Assembly of First Nations national youth council.
"Just to be reminded that we hold these spaces, too."