June 18, 2019 1:00PM Workshop

Kairos Blanket Exercise

Yellow Quill School, Yellow Quill First Nation

During the KBE, participants walk on blankets representing the land and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples by reading scrolls and carrying cards which ultimately determine their outcome as they literally ‘walk’ through situations that include pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Participants are guided through the experience by trained facilitators (who read the script and assume the roles of European explorers and settlers) and Indigenous Elders or knowledge keepers. The Exercise concludes with a debriefing, conducted as a `talking circle’, during which participants discuss the learning experience, process their feelings, ask questions, share insights and deepen their understanding.

Accessible: Yes

Cost: Free

Contact: Bonnie Wohlberg

Organization: Prairie Central District

Phone: 306.726.2087

E-mail: bonnie.pcdscr@sasktel.net

Website: https://prairiecentral.ca/