The KAIROS Blanket Exercise
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a teaching tool that uses participatory education to raise awareness of the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada using blankets to represent land.
Participants will take on the role of Indigenous peoples, moving around the land as directed by facilitators. Maps that represent pre-contact and post-contact Canada will be provided for comparison.
The exercise is a means of opening the conversation about decolonization between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and deepening understanding of the denial of Indigenous peoples’ nationhood throughout Canadian history.
It teachings a history of Canada that most people never learn, the impact federal policies and programs have, and identify what Indigenous peoples and their allies are doing to bring about positive change. The facilitators of this workshop are Ms. Jerri-Lynn Orr, Native Access Program Coordinator, and Ms. Anna Chief, Indigenous Outreach/Recruitment Coordinator. Dr. Amy Farrell-Morneau, Indigenous Curriculum Specialist from the Teaching Commons, will also be supporting facilitation of the activity.
Tuesday October 10, 1:30-4:00pm
- Tuesday, October 10, 2017
- 1:30pm - 4:00pm
- The Chancellor Paterson Library
- Teaching Commons