Date(s) - April 17, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral
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During the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, participants step into the role of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Walking on blankets representing the land, participants read scrolls and, carrying cards which ultimately determine their outcome, they literally ‘walk’ through situations that include pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Participants are guided through the experience by trained facilitators (who read the script and assume the roles of European explorers and settlers) and Indigenous Elders or knowledge keepers. The Exercise concludes with a debriefing, conducted as a `talking circle’, during which participants discuss the experience, process their feelings, ask questions, share insights and deepen their understanding.
Donations for this event are non-receiptable and are gratefully received online or in person at the Cathedral to recover the costs of hosting this event.