The Blanket Exercise is a participatory learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history we’re rarely taught. The Aboriginal Rights Coalition worked with Indigenous elders and teachers to develop the exercise 15 years ago. Since then it has been offered thousands of times and was completely updated in 2013. Created in response to the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples—which recommended education on Canadian-Indigenous history as one of the key steps to reconciliation--the Blanket Exercise covers over 500 years of history.
During the Exercise participants take on the roles of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Standing on blankets that represent the land, they walk through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. By engaging participants on an emotional as well as intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise helps create conditions for effective action.
Wednesday March 30 2016
NOTE NEW TIME: 7 pm sharp - 9:30 pm
Doors open 6:30, please arrive early
Your donation will help cover around $400 in travel expenses for our guest facilitator and guest host.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Those choosing free tickets may donate at the door.