Witness Blanket

 

Witness Blanket

'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.  Inspired by a oven blanket, a large scale art installation was created by master carver Carey Newman.  The Witness Blanket is 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.' Witness Blanket website.

 

 

Teaching & Learning has developed curriculum around the Witness Blanket for use by faculty and departments.  We encourage you to incorporate an activity or series of activities, found in the following links, into your classes.  

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