A WORKSHOP ON SHARED HISTORY
Saturday, May 2nd: 4-8pm
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 The Blanket Exercise, a workshop to explore 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
us understand how the colonization of this land impacts those who were here
long before settlers arrived. It engages our 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 to 90 minutes and will be followed by a
Sharing Circle and Feast. The occasion is part of our commitment to build
relationships with our Aboriginal relations based on a growing understanding of our shared history.
The Blanket Exercise will take place at St. James’ Anglican Church Basement,
230 Gore St. South Vancouver, BC, unceded Coast Salish traditional territory.
Register your participation by email
Hosted by St. James' Anglican Church
and the Eco-Justice Unit of the Diocese
of New Westminster.