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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Facilitators for the program Chris McDougall, Diane Campeau, and Tim Poitras.

January 31, 2020

Learning History Through Participation – The KAIROS Blanket Exercise

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise program was held in Weyburn on Wednesday, January 29th, brought here by South East District in partnership with Weyburn Arts Council, Southeast Regional Library, PLURA Churches, and Canadian Mental Health Association, Weyburn Branch….

KAIROS Blanket Exercise participants

January 28, 2020

Sharing an Indigenous point of view at KAIROS Blanket Exercise

Seeing, hearing for yourself, and experiencing the relationship between Indigenous and non-indigenous people in Canada is something that a group of people in Strathmore practiced last night at the KAIROS Blanket Exercise. The free public…

January 15, 2020

New understanding of Indigenous history inspires MHCC staff

As twenty Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) staff members seated themselves in a circle in a small, windowless room, a sense of trepidation was in the air. While some had experience working with Indigenous…

December 2, 2019

Watershed church teaches Native American history through interactive workshop

This article appeared in on Nov. 19 and was authored by Brighid Driscoll. Native American culture and history is the stock of northern Michigan culture. Michigan’s First People came from tribes Fox, Sauk, Kickapoo,…