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Kingston: KAIROS Mass Blanket Exercise
July 7, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
- Douglas Fluhrer Park, Kingston
- Located just past the north end terminus of Wellington St.
- Please bring chairs or blanket for sitting on as needed
- RAIN or SHINE
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history we’re rarely taught. Developed in response to the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples—which recommended education on Canadian-Indigenous history as one of the key steps to reconciliation, the Blanket Exercise covers over 500 years of history in a one and a half hour participatory workshop. Participants take on the roles of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Standing on blankets that represent the land, they walk through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance.
Participants are drawn into the experience by reading scrolls and carrying cards which ultimately determine their outcomes. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise educates and increases empathy. The exercise is followed by a debriefing session in the form of a talking circle.
- July 7, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
- Douglas Fluhrer Park
- Kingston, Ontario Canada + Google Map