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Kairos Blanket Exercise
Start Date: 7/11/2017Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 7/11/2017End Time: 3:30 PM
Event Description:
The College of Rehabilitation Sciences, in partnership with Ongomiizwin-Education, is offering the Kairos Blanket Exercise on Tuesday, July 11 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. We would like to invite faculty and staff from all of the Colleges in Rady Faculty of Health Sciences to participate. There is no charge for this event.

Kairos Blanket Exercise

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history we’re rarely taught. Developed 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 in a one day participatory workshop.

Blanket 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. They are directed by facilitators representing a narrator (or narrators) and the European colonizers. Participants are drawn into the experience by reading scrolls and carrying cards which ultimately determine their outcomes. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy. The exercise will be followed by a debriefing session in which participants have the opportunity to discuss the experience as a group. This often takes the form of a talking circle.

Location Information:
University of Manitoba - Bannatyne - Medical Rehabilitation Building  (View Map)
771 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
Room: R230
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