The three-Thursday evening series starts November 7 in Treaty Recognition Week with the Blanket Exercise, facilitated by local Indigenous representatives, Laura-Lee Robertson and Bruce Weaver.  The Blanket Exercise, an hour-long exploration of Canadian treaty history from the Indigenous perspective, is an eye-opening and moving event using a script prepared by Indigenous elders and the ecumenical social justice organization, KAIROS Canada.  Participants will share their reactions and insights. 

On November 14 the speaker is Trent professor, Alison Norman, an expert on Indigenous history.  She will speak on Guelph’s Indigenous history and Treaty 3.

For the final evening, November 21, we are planning to welcome a representative of Mississaugas of the Credit to guide us on how we should fulfill our treaty responsibility to share and live in relationship on and with the land and with each other.

The free evening events will be held at 7 pm in the Hallman Room followed by informal discussion and refreshments.