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Aboriginals and Allies – Indigenous History Event (Blanket Exercise)
October 4, 2014 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fifteen years ago, the Aboriginal Rights Coalition worked with Indigenous elders and teachers to develop an interactive way of learning the history most Canadians are never taught. The Blanket Exercise was the result and on October 4th, 2014, you can come and experience the Indigenous understanding of our journey together.
Join us for the Blanket Exercise at Dublin United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W in Guelph, and raise your awareness of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit people of Canada.
1:30 – Opening
2:00 – Blanket Exercise
3:30 – Sharing Circles
4:45 – Drumming
5:00 – Closing
Opening Invocation led by Jan Sherman, elder living in Guelph.
Kairos exercise led by Val Kerr, Mohawk and Anglican priest in the Diocese of Niagara.
Drumming and closing ceremonies led by Mino Ode Kwewak N’gamowak, the Good Hearted Women Singers of Kitchener.
Sponsored by Kairos Guelph, St. Matthias Anglican Community, St. James Anglican Church and St. George’s Anglican Church.
Snacks and drinks provided.
Martha Nandorfy said:March 9, 2016 @ 7:58 pm
I attended this event last year and am interested in finding out more about the blanket exercise. I am currently working on an educational project to indigenize the K-8 curriculum and would like to know if there is any information about how to conduct the entire blanket exercise. thanks–martha