Students with the Niitsitapi club at Crowther Memorial Junior High School in Strathmore put their best foot forward during a walk to end gender-based violence against Indigenous peoples.

Linda Tucker, the Principal of the school says the group meets weekly and at the beginning of the year they talk about what initiatives they want to support.

The Moose Hide Campaign was an initiative that was picked front and centre for the school.

"The kiddos event wanted to make posters and they handed out moose hide pins for students and staff to wear."

Tucker added that it's important to bring awareness to gender-based violence, "We deeply appreciate being part of those conversations in terms of education and awareness and support."

Willie Poll, the Director of Education with the campaign, says walks will be happening all across the country on Thursday to raise awareness for the cause.

The initiative was started by father and daughter duo Paul and Raven Lacerte.

They were out hunting on traditional lands which fall right beside the Highway of Tears and according to Poll, the area has a high concentration of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

"When they got the moose that day it was a huge sign of medicine, and they took it home and worked with it and they hand cut it into squares. They handed them out with cards that asked people to wear the moose hide pin and to stand up against violence."

Over the last 12 years the campaign has handed out over 6 million pins.

"We're currently in every corner of Turtle Island. From the east coast from Newfoundland to Prince Edward Island, to Nunavut, to the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, to Alberta. We're absolutely everywhere."

Poll says over 300,000 youth have already registered across Canada to take part in Thursday's walks.

"I know how powerful the next generation is and so, it's absolutely beautiful and I'm so, so proud of them."

Total registrations are sitting at around half a million for walks around the country.