Blanket Exercise

Grade(s): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and Professional Development

Location: Musée Héritage Museum

Program Delivery: In School and In Person

In 1996, Indigenous Elders worked with Canada’s Aboriginal Rights Coalition to write the original script for the blanket exercise. The exercise is an interactive way to learn more about Canadian history, particularly the First Nations, Metis and Inuit perspectives that have not been regularly taught or discussed. 


Student Outcomes

  • Learn Indigenous perspectives on Canadian History
  • The Musée Heritage Museum and Michif Cultural Connections work in partnership to present Blanket Exercises for students, teachers, administrators and community organizations


Teacher Feedback

I have done clay projects with you for as long as I can remember. Once again, everything was AMAZING! We have a new grade partner this year who had never been, and she absolutely loved it! The instructors are always excellent, They explain and guide the students in manageable chunks to make it easy for the kids to follow along. I love that you allow extra parents to come and assist. I especially like that the projects are always connected to the curriculum! Thanks again.

Bishop David MotiukGr 3, “Nunavut Kayaks” Clay Program

The Peru and Indigenous Peoples of Canada program perfectly connected Gr 3 Social Studies content with some Gr 4 Social Studies content. We had lots to talk about after.

Lynnwood SchoolGr 3/4, “Peru and the Aboriginal People of Canada” Museum program

The instructor was amazing. She engaged the students in the Métis culture. The activity was hands on and informative.

St. Edmund SchoolGr 4 “Metis Contemporary Beading” Gallery Indigenous In-School Program