BC Blanket Exercise: Exploring Historical Relationships Between Indigenous And Non-Indigenous Peoples

This experiential workshop will help participants understand how colonization of the land we now know as British Columbia and Canada has impacted the people who lived here long before settlers arrived. Through this exercise participants will explore the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada, how this relationship has been damaged over the years, and how we can work toward reconciliation.

Target Audience
Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

Language of Instruction

Sponsoring PSA
Aboriginal Education Association (AEA)



Leila Lattimer

Leila Lattimer is of French Canadian, Metis and Irish ancestry who was raised in the Sea to Sky corridor in Coast Salish and Interior Salish Territory. Most recently she has been the Aboriginal Education Enhancement coordinator for Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. Leila holds a B.Ed from the West Kootenay Teacher Education Program, a B.A in First Nations Studies from the University of British Columbia and a Wilderness Leadership certificate in Outdoor and Place-Based Education from Capilano University. She is involved in a number of district and community educational and cultural initiatives. Leila is passionate about strength-based and inquiry-focused education opportunities for all learners.

Mary Hotomanie

Mary Hotomanie is an Elementary Resource Teacher for the Aboriginal Education Department, SD41 Burnaby.

Jacquie King

Jacquie King is a Teacher and a BCTF facilitator.

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