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Blanket Exercise | Ritchie Community

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Small Hall at Ritchie Community League Building

7727 98 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T6E 5C9

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Facilitated by KAIROS, Blanket Exercise is a teaching tool to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Participants step onto blankets representing the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. The facilitation team (2-3 people) along with the participants will read the script and assume the role of Narrator and European explorers and settlers.

Each participants brings a blanket with them to use exercise during the session. The blankets will be returned at the end of the event.

A debrief session will occur following the exercise.

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Please note: The Blanket Exercise can cause strong emotions and difficult memories to surface for some participants, particularly if they have been personally impacted by the oppressive and assimilationist policies described in the activity.

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Small Hall at Ritchie Community League Building

7727 98 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T6E 5C9

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