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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July 23, 2019

Blanket Exercise boosts staff awareness about colonization effects on Indigenous patients

It moves some to tears. Others are shocked, yet hopeful. Anger, guilt and shame can also come with the heightened awareness hospital staff members have after taking part in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise. The interactive…

July 22, 2019

Reflexión: Loque significa caminar en tierra robada; una reflexión sobre el ejercicio de mantas de KAIROS

Como hija de inmigrantes nicaragüenses, no soy ajena a las historias de dictaduras respaldadas por los Estados Unidos y tampoco sus masacres. Las historias contadas durante el ejercicio de mantas de KAIROS en su versión…

July 22, 2019

Spirited Reflection: What it means to walk on stolen land

The Guatemalan KAIROS Blanket Exercise (adapted from the Canadian version) was recently held in Toronto. Two others have commented on the impact of the exercise— one as a settler, one as a First Nations woman,…

June 20, 2019

Spirited Reflection: Imagine

At a recent KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE), the facilitator commented that he often wonders what Canada would look like today if, instead of having forced Indigenous communities to adapt to colonial ways, the European colonists…