All Committee’s Conference – KAIROS Blanket Exercise Workshop

Are you attending the All Committee’s Conference this year in Truro ?

Thursday October 18, 2018 at 7:00pm CUPE Nova Scotia will proudly be hosting a workshop called ‘the KAIROS Blanket Exercise’.

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an experiential teaching tool to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
The exercise builds awareness and understanding of our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by having participants literally walk through situations that include pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance.

Hope to see you there!

“I found the Blanket Exercise to be a very unique and personal way to experience key moments in the history of Indigenous people in Canada. The way that historical facts about the Indigenous experience in Canadian history were personalized for the participants was truly profound. By engaging the participants in this way, the challenges, losses and triumphs of Indigenous people in Canada were felt in each participant’s heart. Their struggles became ours, their pain became ours and we also felt their strength and resilience. The support of the Elder in helping the participants deal with what they were feeling was very special. This was truth and reconciliation personified and personalized in a way that I have never seen or felt in quite the same way before, when I was simply an observer. It was a very valuable experience”

—Canadian Human Rights Commission employee