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The KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) is an interactive and participatory history lesson developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders and educators. It covers more than 500 years of Canadian history in a 90 min. experiential workshop that aims to foster understanding about our shared history.

During the KBE, participants walk on blankets (representing the land), and into the role of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peo

 

ple. Reading scrolls and carrying cards determines their outcome as they walk through the different situations that include pre-contact, treaty making, colonization and resistance. The exercise concludes with a debriefing as a “talking circle” where one can discuss/process their learning experience, feelings, ask questions, deepen one’s understanding, and share insights.

There are ONLY 40 SPACES. If interested, please contact Elaine Gunn elaine@gunnfamily.ca , Linda Scherzinger  lindakseven@gmail.ca or look for the Social Justice table at the back of the church, this Sunday, Sept.8th to sign up. Lunch provided ONLY for participants.