First Nations, Métis & Inuit
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Program Links
Elk Island Public Schools
Métis Nation of Alberta
Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society
Alberta Native Friendship Centre
Native Counselling Services of Alberta
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line
1-855-242-3310 (Toll Free)
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Grade 5 Blanket Exercise
In 1996, the Aboriginal Rights Coalition worked with Indigenous elders and teachers to develop an interactive way of learning the Indigenous history most Canadians are never taught. The Blanket Exercise was the result; it has since been offered thousands of times and the fourth edition was released in 2016.
How it works
The Blanket Exercise is based on participatory education methodology and the goal is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets that represent the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples.