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Raising our Awareness! Blanket Exercise comes to OES!

Our Grade 7 classes had an amazing learning activity offered today!  Anne Martens - NGPS Learning Services Coordinator, Stacey Wright - Team for Success Coach from Percy Baxter Middle School and Tracey Noyes – Aboriginal Liaison Worker from Onoway Junior Senior High School joined our crew in sharing a Blanket Exercise.  This exercise is an interactive opportunity to learn some significant Aboriginal history. 

Students read from scripts, and acted upon the consequences of historical events on our Indigenous peoples; with the symbolic folding and unfolding of blankets.  Culminating the activity with a presentation of the Confederacy of Treaty No. 6 First Nations flag. Then followed by small group sharing circles. 

A notably intense experience, the hour long session gave students new perspective on the formation of our great nation.  The activities paired with discussions, create ideas for next steps in learning. 

A huge thank you to Anne, Stacey and Tracey for your sharing and caring.

Check out our Gallery tab for a small glimpse at this powerful event. 

For more information on the Blanket Exercise please visit 

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