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Have you ever had the feeling that you were not getting “the whole truth”? This has been the case in the re-telling of our Canadian history, and many are now awakening to the fact that the truth can “make us free”.
There are many “blanks” in Canadian history of the relationship with the Indigenous people of the land. 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 with the input of Indigenous elders, 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 participatory workshop.
As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, it is important to pause and explore reconciliation together. Through experiential learning, participants will increase their awareness of Canadian history, promote empathy, and inspire action towards reconciliation.
- Maxine Hendrik and Gina McGahey, Chippewa of the Thames First Nation
- Sister Kathleen Lichti, Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph