What is the Blanket Exercise?

A teaching tool to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

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Gladue Summit, Thunder Bay

January 13, 2017

KAIROS Blanket Exercise, Gladue Summit, Thunder Bay

“A very generous and talented videographer created this short video of the Mass KAIROS Blanket Exercise I co-facilitated in Thunder Bay on November 29, 2016 for 100+ participants at the Gladue Summit, which was organized…

KAIROS Blanket Exercise

January 12, 2017

First-year Law Students Participate in KAIROS Blanket Exercise

Interactive exercise walks law students through history as they learn how Canadian law throughout the years has affected Indigenous individuals and communities. Photo (L to R): Blanket exercise facilitators Jodi Stonehouse, Koren Lightning-Earle and Dr….

RCMP doing the KAIROS Blanket Exercise

January 11, 2017

KAIROS Blanket Exercise deepens RCMP Alberta Division’s cultural awareness

Marilyn McSporran couldn’t forget the moment years ago when one of her husband’s colleagues in the RCMP made an ugly remark about Indigenous peoples. When an Elder in Saddle Lake, Alberta gently encouraged her to…

Spanish Blanket Exercise

December 27, 2016

KAIROS Blanket Exercise Facilitator Training in January 2017

These sessions prepare you to lead the Blanket Exercise, a powerful teaching tool to foster truth and reconciliation. When and Where: Upcoming Facilitator Training: KAIROS Blanket Exercise Toronto Facilitator Training Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:00 am…