The Blanket Exercise

The Blanket Exercise is a workshop that explores the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Blankets arranged on the floor represent land and participants are invited to step into the roles of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. The workshop helps people to understand how the colonization of this land impacts those who were here long before settlers arrived. It engages people's minds and hearts in understanding why the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples is often broken and how we can take action together.

The "Exercise" takes from 60-90 minutes and will be followed by a Healing Circle.

The Indigenous Justice Ministry of the Diocese of New Westminster in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee Canada Aboriginal Neighbors Program invites you to join in a participatory educational event to raise awareness and learn of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

(9:00 am – Noon)

Emmanuel Mennonite Church Gym, 3471 Clearbrook Road , Abbotsford

Please register your participation by sending an email to jonnofziger@mccbc.ca

Hosted by Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Mennonite Church BC and Mennonite Central Committee

For more information on the event please visit the KAIROS "The Blanket Exercise" page

ALSO ANOTHER DATE HAS BEEN ADDED

The Indigenous Justice Ministry of the Diocese of New Westminster in partnership with the Ecumenical Working Group on Residential Schools, working with KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiative, invites you to join in a participatory educational event to raise awareness and learn of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

SATURDAY MAY 2, 2015 (4 – 8 pm)

St. James’ Anglican Church (Crypt) 230 Gore St. South, Vancouver, BC

Please register your participation by sending an email to patmcsherry@telus.net

Hosted by the St. James’ Social Justice Group and the Eco-Justice Unit of the Diocese of New Westminster.

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