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Dancing Towards Reconciliation: KAIROS Blanket Exercise

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2700 Bristol Cir

2700 Bristol Circle

Oakville, ON L6H 6E1

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In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, participate in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise to learn our history.

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The KAIROS Blanket Exercise program is a unique, interactive and participatory history lesson developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators.

During the KBE, participants walk on blankets representing the land and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples by reading scrolls and carrying cards which ultimately determine their outcome as they literally ‘walk’ through situations that include pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Participants are guided through the experience by trained facilitators (who read the script and assume the roles of European explorers and settlers) and Indigenous Elders or knowledge keepers. The Exercise 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.

This event is the first of two hosted by The Meeting House in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day. Please also come hear Dr. Terry LeBlanc share about Call to Action 48 ii and how the Church can work to make room at the table for all people.

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Oakville, ON L6H 6E1

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