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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.
Date and time
Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Directions: This event will be on the front lawn of the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site, or inside the Heritage Discovery Centre if inclement weather.
Offered in English.
Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.
A Blanket Exercise is a unique and powerful participatory history lesson and eye-opening interactive journey through 400 years of Indigenous experience in Canada.. Using only a few quilts, narrators will guide participants through a metaphoric re-enactment of the experience of Indigenous and First Nations people in Canada.
Developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators, the Blanket Exercise is an immersive cultural experience that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.
The Blank Exercise will be presented by Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad and the Shingwauk Residential Learning Centre.
The event will be held on the front lawn of the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site (weather permitting) or inside the Heritage Discovery Centre, in case of inclement weather.
Registration is required. Event is free of charge. To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/blanket-exercise-tickets-71112871513?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site & Local Immigration Partnership
The Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site is a Museum / Historic Site which houses 2 of the oldest stone buildings northwest of Toronto. The Heritage Discovery Centre is a part of the Site with a theatre, exhibit gallery, gift shop and accessible washrooms. Open year round to present and encourage participation in Sault Ste. Marie's heritage. Our museum plays host to many Cultural Tourism events, Festivals and Events.
This event is part of a hub:
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