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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August 20, 2018

800 students learn to “combat racism and ignorance” through the KAIROS blanket exercise

The blankets represent land in Canada and the participants are the Indigenous people or European settlers Photo: Students were placed into groups and were asked to pick and sit on a blanket of their choice. The…

Painting features an Onondaga Gustoweh (headgear) by Onondaga artist Josephine M. Cook for the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign. Posters can be purchased online.

August 8, 2018

Witness to Injustice: The KAIROS Blanket Exercise

  Photo: This painting features an Onondaga Gustoweh (headgear) by Onondaga artist Josephine M. Cook for the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign. Posters can be purchased online. This article was written by Kaluhyanu:wes and Michelle…

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…