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Kairos Blanket Exercise
March 12, 2019
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Sturgis READ Club, Sturgis SK
What to expect:
Yorkton Tribal Council Health & Social Development Department will be facilitating the Kairos Blanket Exercise which is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history we’re rarely taught. Developed in response to the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples—which recommended education on Canadian-Indigenous history as one of the key steps to reconciliation, the Blanket Exercise covers over 500 years of history in a one and a half hour participatory workshop.
Participants take on the roles of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Standing on blankets that represent the land, they walk through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. They are directed by facilitators representing narrator(s) and the European colonizers. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy. The exercise is followed by a talking circle in which participants have the opportunity to discuss the experience as a group.
Registration Deadline: March 5, 2019. Registration Form
For more information or to register, please contact: Chelsey at 306-786-6586 or email: email@example.com.
Parkland Valley Workshops
Finding it difficult to travel to one of our workshops? Parkland Valley wants to bring our leadership workshops to your community!
Your (Communities) Responsibilities:
– Have 6 or more attendees
(they can be from other sport, culture and recreation organizations in your community)
– Promote the workshop (facebook post, posters around town, word of mouth, website, etc.)
– Provide the venue
– Provide refreshments – snacks and water/coffee
Our (Parkland Valley Sport, Culture and Recreation District’s) Responsibilities:
– Present the 1 – 1.5 hour long workshop
– Provide handouts
– Bring the AV equipment
– Promote the workshop (Parkland Valley facebook page, Parkland Valley website)
The following are workshops Parkland Valley currently offers: SPRA Play Leadership, HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD), HIGH FIVE Quest, Grant Writing, KAIROS Blanket Exercise, Volunteer Job Descriptions, Program Planning, How to Host a Successful Meeting and Welcoming and Inclusive Communities (WIC). Descriptions of the above listed workshops, can be found under the Programs–>Workshops tab on our website.
Is there a workshop you are interested in that is not listed? Let us know what workshop you are looking for!
Click HERE for the Expression of Interest Form!
For more information, please contact any Parkland Valley Staff Member:
Sheila – firstname.lastname@example.org (306)782-3353
Chelsey – email@example.com (306)786-6586
Erin – firstname.lastname@example.org (306)786-6585