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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KAIROS Blanket Exercise 2010

November 16, 2016

Forum highlights importance of treaties

A committee organizing a local effort marking Treaties Recognition Week will hold a forum on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Woodland Cultural Centre on Mohawk Street. The Ontario government has passed…

Spanish Blanket Exercise

November 15, 2016

KAIROS Blanket Exercise Facilitator Trainings in November 2016

These sessions prepare you to lead the Blanket Exercise, a powerful teaching tool to foster truth and reconciliation. When and Where: There are three sessions to choose from: KAIROS Blanket Exercise Vancouver Facilitator Training (attendance both…

KAIROS Blanket exercise brings understanding and empathy

October 26, 2016

KAIROS Blanket Exercise brings understanding and empathy

Participants take part in a blanket exercise, an interactive learning experience that teaches indigenous rights history, at the St. Albert United Church. “Those with blue cards, please step off the blankets.” And with those words,…

saskatoon-blanket-exercise

September 23, 2016

Blanket exercise unfurls Indigenous history for Saskatoon leaders

The City of Saskatoon recently hosted a blanket exercise for a group of community leaders. (Submitted by Neal Kewistep)  ‘Often there’s a lot of guilt and shame that comes up,’ says activity leader The City…