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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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…

kairos blanket exercise algoma u

September 8, 2016

Understanding the Impact: The KAIROS Blanket Exercise at Algoma University

Algoma U students, staff and faculty take part in emotional history lesson: The KAIROS Blanket Exercise, a first at Sault school. Shirley Horn, Algoma University chancellor, and Craig Chamberlin, Algoma University president, took part in…

KAIROS Blanket Exercise, World Social Forum 2016

August 12, 2016

Reflection on the Spanish version of the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, at the World Social Forum

“Participants (of the Spanish version of the KAIROS Blanket Exercise at the World Social Forum in Montreal) very quickly make connections between the history of colonization in Canada and the history of colonization in Latin…

Richmond Hill United Church (RHUC)

August 4, 2016

Spanish KAIROS Blanket Exercise connects colonial dots

Despite the parallels between the history of colonization in North, Central and South America, if you ask Latin American expats what they know about Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Indian Residential Schools, most will…