We would like to invite members in Prince Albert and area to participate in this learning event.
You will need to ask your employer to give you the time to participate. Loss of Salary will not be paid by PSAC for this event
What: The Kairos Blanket Exercise - A teaching tool to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
When: – June 20th, 2018 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Prince Albert, Sask.
Address: Saskatchean Pen - Minimum Security Facility, 15th Street
Further direction will follow with joining instruction once participant confirmed
ABOUT THE 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 1.5 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 (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. Ideally, the exercise is 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.