17. January 2018 - 18:00 till 21:00
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Blanket Exercise – Community Tour Series | Art Gallery of Alberta | Wednesday, 17. January 2018

Please pre-register by January 5th
This program requires a minimum of 20 participants to take place and has a maximum of 30.

A suggested donation of $5 will be accepted at the time of the program

The Art Gallery of Alberta is pleased to announce a special edition of its ongoing Community Tour series, in which we invite our community to gather for a Blanket Exercise to learn about Canada’s colonial history and the enduring resilience of the Indigenous peoples on whose land we live.

Participants stand on blankets that represent the land and walk through Canada’s history from an Indigenous perspective. The exercise engages critically and emotionally with our shared history, encouraging empathy and understanding. We will end the exercise with conversation and contemplation in the AGA’s galleries.

This blanket exercise will be led by a team of facilitators from the Musée Heritage Museum, St. Albert, and Michif Cultural Connections.

Please note that this program requires a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours.

Learn more about the history and purpose of Blanket Exercises by visiting the KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives website.