Exploring Turtle Island's Untold Truths-KAIROS Blanket Exercise
Date and Time
John Eccles Centre (Maritime South Residence)
The Blanket Exercise engages on an intellectual and emotional level to foster truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation through a participatory education methodology. The goal is to build understanding about our shared histories as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and Indigenous resistance.
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.
Facilitator:Corri Daniels and Melissa Ireland, Wilfrid Laurier University