Reconciliation through Education and Understanding

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise™ program is a unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

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Instructors at the RCMP Academy in Regina, Sask., are trained on how to do the blanket exercise.

June 26, 2018

Why this blanket exercise is now essential training for RCMP cadets

The exercise synthesizes 500 years of colonization under the observation of a local Indigenous elder.  This past winter, the RCMP introduced a new educational tool at its Regina training academy: the KAIROS blanket exercise. Developed…

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June 22, 2018

Blanket exercise coordinator educates non-Indigenous people about shared history of Canada

Susan Beaudin knows about the power of a blanket. The educator from Cowessess First Nation is a residential school survivor. She is also the KAIROS Blanket Exercise Coordinator for Saskatchewan. In her role, she travels…

KAIROS Blanket Exercise in Alaska, June 2018

June 21, 2018

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise goes to Alaska

Interest in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) is growing beyond Canada’s borders In late May I traveled to Anchorage, Alaska with Lillian Underwood, an Indigenous KBE trainer and facilitator based in B.C., and my colleague,…

KAIROS Blanket Exercise in Caledon

April 30, 2018

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise comes to Caledon

PHOTO: CI-BLANKET23 TORONTO, ON – NOVEMBER 23 – As part of its endeavour to get students to learn history from an indigenous perspective, the Toronto Catholic school board has introduced the often emotional blanket exercise…