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Friday, February 10 • 12:00 - 14:00
The Blanket Exercise

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The Blanket Exercise is a participatory workshop in which educators will experience over 500 years of history by taking on the roles of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Standing on blankets that represent the land, they will walk through time and explore the impacts of colonization, treaty-making, and modern legislation. The Blanket Exercise is concluded by a facilitated debriefing in which participants have the opportunity to discuss the experience as a group. By engaging participants on an emotional and intellectual level, this workshop is a powerful tool for increasing empathy and understanding.

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Cheryl Devin

Walking Together Program Consultant, Alberta Teachers' Association
Cheryl is one of six Alberta Teachers’ Association Walking Together Consultants. She has over 26 years of teaching experience at the junior high level in a variety of subject areas, including language arts, social studies and science. Cheryl is Métis, with family migrating from... Read More →
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Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty

Walking Together Program Consultant, Alberta Teachers' Association
Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty is a member of the Sturgeon Lake Cree nation and was raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Etienna graduated from the University of Alberta and has taught both on-reserve and off-reserve and in public and Catholic school districts. Etienna lives in Edmonton... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 12:00 - 14:00
Westin: BC Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English