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Alaska Blanket Exercise

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ANTHC Consortium Office Building

4000 Ambassador Drive

Conference Rooms 1&2

Anchorage, AK 99508

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The Alaska Blanket Exercise program is a participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Alaska Native Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

Through an experiential learning activity, participants will walk on blankets representing the land and into the role of Alaska Native people by reading scrolls and carrying cards which ultimately determine their outcome as they literally ‘walk’ through situations that include pre-contact, colonization and resistance. This exercise was adapted from a best practice exercise use by indigenous people in Canada.

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  1. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of Alaska Native history, since time immemorial.

  2. Participants will develop an understanding of the impacts of intergenerational trauma on Alaska Native people.

  3. Participants will develop awareness of and gain an understanding of what they can do in their own lives and communities to break cycles of intergenerational trauma.

For more information, contact akblanketexercise@anthc.org.

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ANTHC Consortium Office Building

4000 Ambassador Drive

Conference Rooms 1&2

Anchorage, AK 99508

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