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The Blanket Exercise

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

The blanket exercise is an interactive educational program that teaches the history of colonization in Canada. Led by KAIROS Canada the program was created in response to the 1996 report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. It has been used as a teaching tool across Canada thousands of times.

The Blanket Exercise is based on using Indigenous methodologies. The goal is to build a shared understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through the periods of pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance.

Participants are actively involved as they step on blankets that represent the land, and step into the role of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples.

By allowing participants to engage on emotional and intellectual levels, the blanket exercise serves to both educate and increases empathy.

This is an adults-only event happening at Islington United Church on April 27th from 9:30am – 12:30pm, and advance registration is required. As space is limited, please register early to avoid disappointment.

Register: https://islingtonunited.org/event/the-blanket-exercise/


April 27
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Islington United Church
(416) 239-1131
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