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The Blanket Exercise Returns to Almonte
Saturday Oct 19, 2019
PRE-REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Space is Limited
“The Kairos Blanket Exercise program is a unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.” (www.kairosblanketexercise.org)
It is now available as a workshop in many communities across Canada.
Our facilitator Mireille LaPointe is past chief of Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, co-chair of the Indigenous Health Council, and a high school teacher in Perth. Following a short break once the “exercise” has been completed, we will debrief our experience, using a Talking Circle format. The morning will finish with a community potluck feast providing more time to continue the conversation informally.
Participants are invited to come well rested with an open mind, prepared for a new learning experience. Pre-registration is required since space is limited. Please bring something simple for the potluck.
The Blanket Exercise is Saturday, Oct 19, from 9:30 to 1:30, at the Almonte United Church Hall, 106 Elgin St., Almonte.
Space is limited. Pre-register required. Admission $15.00