PACS-Grebel MCC Blanket Exercise

Friday, September 23, 2022 9:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Various Indigenous cultures represented on turtle's back

A painting representing various Indigenous cultures, made by Kelsi Bartake, Jordan Raymond and grade 12 students, Bethlehem Catholic High School, Saskatoon, SK, from Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

Friday, September 23, 9:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m, Great Hall, Conrad Grebel University College

The Peace and Conflict Studies Department and Grebel Student Services are inviting you to participate in the Mennonite Central Committee's Blanket Exercise Event to observe Peace Week. Drinking water and snacks will be provided.

Registration required: Maximum of 40 participants. Closes 1 pm, September 22, 2022.

Register here

About the Blanket Exercise

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a workshop that explores the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Blankets arranged on the floor represent land and participants are invited to step into the roles of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. The workshop helps people to understand how the colonization of this land impacts those who were here long before settlers arrived. It engages people’s minds and hearts in understanding why the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples is often broken and how we can take action together (source: KAIROS Canada).
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Source: KAIROS Canada.