We Are All Treaty People




The Witness Blanket

  • January 14, 2020 9 am - February 09, 2020 5 pm
  • Chapel Gallery, North Battleford

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Witness Blanket: a National monument to honour Residential School Survivors

Chapel Galley North Battleford

Admission is free

The blanket is a universal symbol of protection. For many of us, it identifies who we are and where we’re from – we wear them in ceremony and give them as gifts. Blankets protect our young and comfort our elders.

Inspired by a woven blanket, the art installation is a replica 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 recognize the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the children, and symbolize ongoing reconciliation.