Mapping the Ground We Stand On

An Interactive Workshop Exploring Indigenous and Settler Relationships


Developed by The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, the Mapping Exercise lays out historical and contextual realities that Indigenous peoples in Canada face daily. It offers suggestions for taking action, for participants to journey further on paths of reconciliation, and for the creation of a better and more just country for all of us. Not only is this resource an important contribution from PWRDF towards dialogue and reconciliation, it clearly lays out steps for facilitators and participants to interact, learn from and enjoy the experience and the conversations that will take place.

PWRDF’s Mapping Exercise compliments the KAIROS Blanket Exercise and focuses in part on our personal/individual and Canadian histories.

As we work to develop a response to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report and seek to deepen our relationships with aboriginal peoples, the Mapping Exercise can be a useful tool for learning and reflection together, and as one step on the journey towards meaningful reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

For information on hosting a Mapping Exercise on the Sunshine Coast or to find out when the next exercise will be held contact:  John or Nancy Denham at 604-885-7373 or by email at