Blanket Exercise Facilitator Training
MCC Indigenous Neighbours Team would like to invite you to this training on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Join Lead Trainer and Grandmother, Mim Harder, as well as Indigenous Neighbours Animator, Kandace Boos for a meaningful day.
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a powerful teaching tool to foster truth and reconciliation. This session is for those who are available and interested in facilitating the Blanket Exercise for MCC Ontario affiliated churches, schools and grassroots community groups and the training will prepare facilitators to offer it in the MCC Ontario context.
Spaces are limited. Pre-registration is required
Cost is $25 per person. Lunch, snacks and refreshments are included.
8:30 AM: Registration and refreshments
9:00 AM: Blanket exercise and talking circle
11:00 AM: Health break
11:15 AM: Training begins
12:30 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Training resumes
2:30 PM: Health break
5:00 PM: Training concludes
About the Blanket Exercise
Developed by KAIROS Canada, the Blanket Exercise is based on participatory popular education methodology and the major themes and findings of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. The goal is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets that represent the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. It is being successfully used by hundreds of facilitators across the country in elementary and high schools, organizations, training programs, government departments, colleges and universities… The demand continues to grow as do the positive impacts. It builds relationships, breaks down stereotypes and generates meaningful dialogue and action toward decolonization.
For more on the Blanket Exercise: www.kairosblanketexercise.org
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