UFV will be hosting the Witness Blanket exhibition from September 13 to November 8, 2017. Here is a description from the Witness Blanket website (www.witnessblanket.ca):
Inspired by a woven blanket, we have created a large scale art installation, made out of hundreds of items reclaimed from Residential Schools, churches, government buildings and traditional and cultural structures including Friendship Centres, band offices, treatment centres and universities, from across Canada. The Witness Blanket stands as a national monument to recognise the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the children, and symbolise ongoing reconciliation
There will be a number of activities taking place in conjunction with this exhibition, including a speaker series and a special topics course (3 credits) called “Taking Action: Reconciliation for Residential Schools Through the Witness Blanket.” This course will only be held at UFV once, and is very innovative and interdisciplinary in nature. Information on the course follows, and a full course outline is attached. I would encourage you to consider participating in the course, and to pass the information along to others that you feel might be interested.