• Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • All Saints' Church Hall, 6904 Lougheed Highway, Agassiz
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“The ‘Blanket Exercise’ is a workshop explaining 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 Nation, Inuit, and later Métis  peoples. The exercise is a unique, participatory history lesson developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.”

Although originated by KAIROS, a Canadian faith based ecumenical organization in 1997, the ‘Blanket Exercise’ is for everyone; churchgoers and unchurched alike. It is for those of any or no religion, any age, ethnic origin and orientation – in short, it is open to all ‘new’ and ‘old’ Canadians and everything in-between. So please invite others to attend. Everybody is welcome (though it is a school-day), and there is no charge.

The facilitator will be Grand Chief Clarence ‘Kat’ Pennier from Sq’ewlets (Scowlitz) First Nation, Lake Errock

As we shall be walking on blankets we are asked to remove footwear.

We will meet for refreshments at 12:30pm, gathering together at 1pm for the ‘Blanket Exercise’.

We look forward to seeing you there – Everyone is welcome!