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Thank you for taking the first steps to SEEKING TRUTH about Canada's history and relationships between European Settlers and the indigenous communities - First Nations, Innuit and Metis peoples. We look forward to walking this journey with you. Please arrive early to get checked-in and settled. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PRINT OUT A COPY OF THIS TICKET, if you are registered on Eventbrite.

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Byron Branch Library

1295 Commissioners Road West

London, ON N6K 1C9

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ALL WELCOME * FREE ADMISSION & PARKING * SPACES LIMITED

DOORS OPEN: 5:00pm

WORKSHOP COMMENCES AT 5:30pm [Session Duration: 3 hours]

Join us as we explore the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Using KAIROS Canada’s most popular teaching tool, the BLANKET EXERCISE, the evening’s activities will be co-led by Kairos trained facilitators, Tina Stevens (Indigenous) and Sister Kathleen Lichti (non-Indigenous), who will take participants on an experiential journey back through 500 years of Canada’s past.

The activity will be immediately followed by a Sharing/Talking Circle and Breakout Group Discussion thereafter.

NECC is grateful to:

  • London Community Foundation for financially supporting this session;

  • Byron Branch Library for sponsoring the meeting space.

Trigger warning: The Blanket Exercise touches on many painful experiences – disease outbreaks, residential schools, 60s scoop, foster care, missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and loss of status. Strong emotions can surface. There will be health support on site.

Please Note:

  1. No commercially purchased bottled water is allowed in the room - this helps us be mindful of our indigenous communities just outside London who still do not have adequate, safe drinking water. Jugs of water and cups will be available.

  2. Bring socks as you will be walking around on blankets (keep your feet warm and hygenic)

  3. If you have mobility/pain issues which limit your standing or walking, please feel free to inform the facilitators, and you can go through the exercise seated.

  4. A smudging ceremony is performed at the start of our session - Please let us know ahead of time if you suffer from smoke allergies.

  5. Parking is available and FREE.

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