Indigenous Peoples Blanket Exercise: 500 years in 90 minutes

Sunday, November 24, 2019 | 1:00pm

On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, deepen your understanding of the denial of Indigenous peoples’ nationhood and human rights in this unique, interactive and participatory history lesson. Developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators, this exercise illuminates the ways Indigenous human rights have been denied since first contact and institutionalized in the most fundamental laws, policies and programs of nation building. During the closing Talking Circle, facilitators support participants in understanding their experience and finding ways to participate in healing and decolonization.

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Hosted by the Cathedral Congregation Racial Justice Task Force and led by Vance Blackfox, member of the Cherokee Nation, youth advocate, theologian, and Director of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.

For questions, email [email protected]. Sliding scale donations ($10 and up) requested to cover facilitator costs.

  • Admission
  • Dates Offered
    • November 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    • Location: Perry Auditorium