ARPDC Professional Development Resources
Dedicated to ongoing professional learning at the local, regional and provincial level.

KAIROS Blanket Exercise

This one-hour participatory workshop will help participants understand how colonization of the land we now know as Canada has impacted the people who lived here long before settlers arrived. Through this exercise participants will explore the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada, how this relationship has been damaged over the years, and how they can work toward reconciliation. This resource is focused on professional development for Education Assistants, Teachers, Instructional Leaders, schools and districts. This resource supports a student/classroom connection. This resource supports understanding of the historical, social, economic and political implications of treaties and agreements with First Nations,  Métis and Inuit.  It focuses on opportunities for school staff and students to gain knowledge and understanding of, and respect for, the histories, cultures, languages, contributions, perspectives, experiences and current contexts of First Nations, Métis and Inuit.

Type(s):Text Resource, Websites
Focus(s):First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Français, Understanding and Valuing Diversity, Welcoming, Caring, Respectful and Safe Learning Environments
Audience(s):Education Assistants, Instructional Leaders, Teachers
Teaching Quality Standards:
  • Apply knowledge of First Nations, Métis, Inuit
Principal Leadership Quality Standards:
  • Support knowledge of First Nations, Métis, Inuit
Keyword(s):Culture, First Nations Métis and Inuit, FNMI, Indigenous, Residential schools
Level(s):Elementary, Junior High, Senior High
Date Posted:December 16, 2016