Toronto350 and KAIROS Blanket Exercise

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St, Toronto

Toronto350 is one of many groups helping to fundraise for the Chippewas of the Thames court case. Come out to this Blanket Exercise that will be followed by a talking circle and a short presentation about the court case! #stopline9 #indigenousrights

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 and a half hour 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 and the European colonizers.