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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January 8, 2019

KAIROS Blanket Exercise a sad journey into Indigenous history

It was like gazing at a map of the world, but one turned upside-down. The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a two-hour journey through 400 years of tragedy, and it evokes a powerful sense of the…

Student volunteers prepare for a Kairos Blanket Exercise at Edmonton City Hall in 2016. The Exercise was created as an interactive way of learning Indigenous history.

December 14, 2018

Needs Improvement: Educators make progress on Indigenous curriculum, but more work to do

In the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to include more study on Indigenous issues in school curriculum, it appears educators across the country are taking the recommendations to heart. In its second…

Island Pacific School students participate in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise. Photo by ISLAND PACIFIC SCHOOL

December 5, 2018

“We’re definitely not the best nation in the world,” school children learn about colonialism

“Getting to the truth was hard, but getting to reconciliation will be harder. It requires that the paternalistic and racist foundations of the residential school system be rejected as the basis for an ongoing relationship….

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September 27, 2018

At University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine, leaders take part in KAIROS Blanket Exercise that teaches Indigenous history and trauma

  Photo by Liam Mitchell: Department chairs and senior leaders in the Faculty of Medicine participate in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise.   Dr. Lisa Richardson, co-lead of Indigenous Medical Education in the MD Program, says that…