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. While I’ve read and heard…

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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 education session was held at…

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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 communities, others were only faintly…

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December 2, 2019

Watershed church teaches Native American history through interactive workshop

This article appeared in 9and10news.com 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, Menominee, Miami, Ojibwe and Potawatomi….

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November 19, 2019

Spirited Reflection: The Blanket Speech- Leading forward in Reconciliation

Janet Gray, hearty dedicated KAIROS collaborator in Victoria, BC, shared the following with us:“I just supported Amber Santarelli,a young Grade 12 First Nation student from Port Alberni, BC, in leading a KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) for her peers and classmates…

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November 7, 2019

The Blanket Exercise delivers a powerful message

Around twenty participants gathered at the Trinity United Church in Watson to participate in a mind-altering experience. Non-profit ecumenical organization KAIROS and the pastoral charge of the United Church brought the Blanket Exercise to the church in Watson on Sunday,…

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October 24, 2019

Viewpoint with Rev. Natasha Pearen

This article was published in Amherst News as an invitation to participate in a KBE at Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church on Oct. 5. A reflection by Rev. Natasha Pearen. Have you ever participated in a KAIROS Blanket Exercise? Have you…

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October 24, 2019

Blanket exercise taking steps toward reconciliation

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise was held at Lakehead University to help guide Indigenous and non-Indigenous people through a shared history and continue toward reconciliation. Students and faculty at Lakehead University took a walk through the past to learn more about…

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October 22, 2019

Blanket Exercise bridges the Indigenous, non-Indigenous gap

A couple of weeks ago, on an overcast Sunday afternoon, some 35 non-Indigenous friends and strangers gathered in the basement of Hudson’s Wyman Memorial United Church to take part in an activity called the KAIROS Blanket Exercise workshop. We had been invited…

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October 22, 2019

Indigenous still waiting for vows to turn into action

Chrystal Désilets likes to remain hopeful when she hears promises flow from the mouths of would-be MPs on the campaign trail. But too often, particularly surrounding Indigenous issues, it becomes the same old story. There’s plenty of talk while her…

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