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Blanket Exercise at the Snelgrove
Posted in Indigenous
Jan 6, 2020
The goal of the Blanket Exercise is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
A unique, participatory history lesson—developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators—that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Monday, Jan. 6
Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, 191 Murray Building, 3 Campus Dr.
Everyone is welcome. A talking circle will follow the exercise.
About the Blanket Exercise
Developed by KAIROS Canada, the Blanket Exercise is based on participatory popular education methodology and the major themes and findings of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. The goal is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets that represent the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. It is being successfully used by hundreds of facilitators across the country in elementary and high schools, organizations, training programs, government departments, colleges and universities. The demand continues to grow as do the positive impacts. It builds relationships, breaks down stereotypes and generates meaningful dialogue and action toward decolonization.
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