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KAIROS Blanket Exercise

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An interactive approach to learning Indigenous history, followed by a sharing circle debrief.

About the Blanket Exercise

“In 1996, the Aboriginal Rights Coalition worked with Indigenous elders and teachers to develop an interactive way of learning the history most Canadians are never taught. The Blanket Exercise was the result; it has since been offered thousands of times and the fourth edition was released in 2016.

The Blanket Exercise is based on participatory popular education methodology and 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. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy.”

 

Details

Date:
June 17
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Guelph Museums

Venue

Civic Museum
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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