What is the Blanket Exercise?

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

As part of the KAIROS Winds of Change campaign, Mass Blanket Exercises are being planned across the country from May 28 to June 6.  For exact dates and locations: www.kairoscanada.org/MBE

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June 24, 2016

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise “equips us for those reconciling conversations & relationships”

Watch this short video, a testimonial to the power of the KAIROS Blanket Exercise The KAIROS Blanket Exercise “doesn’t bring about reconciliation on its own, but it does equip us for those reconciling conversations &…


June 21, 2016

Employees from Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada Learn Canadian History from an Indigenous Perspective

In honour of Aboriginal Awareness Week, Small Business, Tourism and Marketplace Services (SBTMS) invited ISED employees to join Elder Barbara Hill (Kitigan Zibi First Nation) and her husband Larry in a KAIROS Blanket Exercise. The…

Winnipeg Mass Blanket Exercise

June 9, 2016

KAIROS Group in Winnipeg pushes for residential school history lesson

Originally posted in the Winnipeg Sun on June 4, 2016, by David Larkins. More than 100 people rallied at the Legislature on the one-year anniversary of the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report….

Kenora Fellowship Centre, Blanket Exercise, June 1, 2016

June 3, 2016

Kenora Fellowship Centre holds KAIROS Blanket Exercise on anniversary of Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Originally published on Miner and News, by Kathleen Charlebois, on June 2, 2016 Participants in the roles of Canada’s Indigenous peoples navigate blankets that symbolize traditional Indigenous land in a blanket exercise held at the…