Kairos Blanket Exercise

Date(s) - March 31, 2022
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

2373 Main Mall (Reconciliation Pole), UBC

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Developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers and educators, the Kairos Blanket Exercise (KBE) is an interactive and experiential teaching tool that explores the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the land we now know as Canada.

During this workshop, participants step on blankets representing the land and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis peoples. They are guided by trained facilitators who work from a script that covers pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization, resistance and much more. Participants read scrolls and respond to cues in the script. The KBE concludes with a debriefing, conducted as a talking circle, during which participants discuss the learning experience, process their feelings, ask questions, share insights, and deepen their understanding.

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Our Event

This event is free and all are welcome. Registering allows us to be prepared for the numbers we can expect.

COVID-19 Protocols

For this event please bring a mask in the event that you or those around you might be more comfortable masked though masking is not required.

In the event of rain we gather at 6pm at the Performance Theatre in the NEST (6133 University Blvd).

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