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The KAIROS Blanket Exercise: A Workshop in Reconciliation

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Vancouver Island University

900 Fifth Street

Bldg. 305 (Library Building), Room 507

Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5

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The KAIROS Blanket Exercise: A Workshop in Reconciliation

The Blanket Exercise is a facilitated two-hour interactive exercise. The exercise uses blankets to represent the lands of what is now called Canada, and the distinct cultures and nations, which live on those lands to this day. Participants represent the First Peoples; when they move onto the blankets, they are taken back in time to the arrival of the Europeans. The exercise is facilitated by a Narrator who walks the participants through the history of treaty-making, colonization and resistance that resulted in the nation we today call Canada. A debrief circle is part of this activity.

Vancouver Island University would like to acknowledge KAIROS Canada for developing this exercise and providing VIU permission to facilitate these sessions. KAIROS Canada is a joint venture ecumenical program administered by the United Church of Canada.

Questions? Please email us at aboriginal@viu.ca

Place: December 2018 session - Bldg. 355 (Arts & Sciences), Room 211 (Student Lounge)

February & March 2018 - Library Building (Bldg. 305), Room 507 - 5th Floor Boardroom

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This activity involves some sitting on blankets, you are most welcome to bring slippers.

Pay parking available - Payment with coins or credit card. Paid parking available in Economy and General lots, and Employee lots after 5 pm. People with a documented disability may pay on a voluntary basis for dispenser tickets, meters, or permits. Link to VIU Nanaimo parking map

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900 Fifth Street

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Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5

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