Teens are welcome! Deepen your learning experience of Indigenous. People’s History in Canada by participating in a KAIROS Blanket Exercise.
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an experiential teaching tool to share the historical and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. We ask that attendees wear orange shirts if possible, in honour of Orange Shirt Day. Camrose Public Library would like to thank Roy and Judy Louis of Maskwacis for facilitating these sessions.
We wish to acknowledge that this land is Treaty 6 territory and a traditional meeting ground for many Indigenous peoples. The territory on which the Camrose Public Library is located provided a travelling route and home to the Cree, Blackfoot, and Metis, as did for the Nakoda, Tsuu T’ina, Chipewyan, and other Indigenous peoples. Their spiritual and practical relationships to the land create a rich heritage for our life as a community.
** Trigger Warning: **
The Blanket Exercise walks through difficult experiences, such as Indian Residential Schools, the Sixties Scoop and other policies that have affected Indigenous peoples. Cultural and health support will be provided during and after the exercise.
Due to the sensitive nature of some of the content, these sessions are for people age 12 and up. Please call 780.672.4214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.