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Mass Blanket Exercise in honour of Orange Shirt Day

September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and wellbeing, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.

Canadian Roots Exchange and Dalhousie Elders in Residence in collaboration with Human Rights, Equity and Harrassment Prevention (HREHP) Office invite you to a Mass Blanket Exercise on September 30, 2016 at 11:30 on the Dalhousie Univaersity Studley Quad.

The Blanket Exercise is a 1.5 - 2 hour experience that helps people understand how colonization of the land we now know as Canada has impacted the Indigenous peoples who lived here long before settlers arrived. Participants stand on blankets that represent the land and walk through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. 


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Studley Quad 




For more information contact jackie.dowling@dal.ca