Kitchi means “really big” in Anishinaabemowin, the language of the unceded Algonquin territory where our settler capital is located. Together we will walk through more than 500 years of colonization in what we now call Canada and bring focus to the impact on Indigenous peoples. The Blanket Exercise is felt in the body, heart, mind and spirit and with thousands going through the experience together, reverberations will be felt far and wide.
Canada’s formation includes stolen land, broken promises and cultural genocide. The Kitchi Blanket Exercise is a way of saying we do not want the Canada 150 celebrations to gloss over this shared history. Truth is the foundation of reconciliation.
On June 2, thousands of people will converge on Parliament Hill to take part in the Kitchi Blanket Exercise. You are invited! We anticipate buses arriving from various cities, so organize one or hop on board.
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