For ages 16 years and older
Saturday September 10
1-4pm (please arrive at 1245) ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT: Please contact Sue McIntyre email@example.com to register
Please register only if you can commit to participating for the duration of the three-hour exercise. Registrants are encouraged to bring water; no other food or drink will be permitted. In keeping with Inlet United’s safety practices, we will wear masks for this event.
If you have questions, please email Sue McIntyre firstname.lastname@example.org
In support of Inlet United Church’s Truth and Reconciliation efforts, we are hosting a blanket exercise on Saturday, September 10, 2022.
A blanket exercise is an interactive educational program that teaches the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada and provides an opportunity for experiential, emotional, and thoughtful learning. It tells the story of first contact between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Blankets are used to represent land and the historic process of colonization and its effects on modern-day relationships between Indigenous and non-indigenous people.
The exercise will be facilitated by Shelley Saje Ricci (also known as Shelley Bear), through the Kairos Blanket Exercise program of Kairos Canada. Ricci is a mixed heritage woman of European and Indigenous ancestry. She is Cree, Mohawk, and Métis with paternal ties to the Michel Band located in the Treaty 6 Territory near Amiskwaciwâskahikan, now known as Edmonton. Ricci works as an Indigenous youth care worker and cultural advocate at Surrey schools and is a strong union activist/educator on topics such as Reconciliation and anti-Indigenous racism as well as Indigenous, women’s, and human rights.