Duration of Module: 2 hours
Acknowledgement: StFX resides on Mi’kma’ki the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people, and it has directly and indirectly benefitted from the historic and current marginalization, erasure and assimilation of the Mi’kmaq and African Nova Scotian peoples. As a community of teachers, learners and workers, we strive to eliminate oppressive discourse and practices, to critically examine settler colonialism within our pedagogy and our institutional structures, and to be intentionally intersectional in our approaches and analyses.
The blanket exercise is an interactive educational program that teaches the history of indigenous peoples in Canada. This program was created in response to the 1996 report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and is used as a teaching tool across Canada.
Following the Blanket Exercise participants will engage in a non-traditional talking circle, sharing their experiences and critical reflections.
: Treaty Education, Truth + Reconciliation and access to other resources.
Participants will be asked to watch: Netululimk