- FOUNDATION DOCUMENTS: Standard Edition | Standard French Edition | Maps
- ADAPTED VERSIONS: BC Edition | English Language Learners Edition | Mass Blanket Exercise Edition | Newfoundland & Labrador Edition | Worship Service Edition
- INSPIRATIONS: Edmonton Youth | Kanehsatà:ke Language & Cultural Center | Presbyterians | Health Focus
Thank you for your interest in using the KAIROS Blanket Exercise script. We are putting systems in place in order to expand our capacity to deliver the exercise in a way that preserves its integrity and safety. During this transition period there may be a delay in bringing new facilitators into the program. We thank you in advance for your patience.
Blanket Exercise Standard Edition, 2015
This is the standard script for the KAIROS Blanket Exercise. It contains preparation instructions, the adult and youth scripts, and suggested follow-up activities. Available in both digital and print versions.
Maps used at the beginning of the Blanket Exercise
These three maps (“Turtle Island”, “Treaties”, and “Aboriginal Lands Today”), from the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, are used at the beginning of the Blanket Exercise. They can be printed on letter (8 ½ x 11) or tabloid (11 x 17) format paper.
Édition standard de l’Exercise des couvertures
L’édition standard de l’Exercice des couvertures de KAIROS contient les instructions de préparation, les scénarios pour les adultes et les jeunes, et les activités de suivi proposées. Disponibles en versions numériques et imprimées.
Les instructions de préparation et les activités proposées sont actuellement en cours de traduction et pour le moment seulement disponibles dans l’ édition standard en anglais.
A diversity of individuals and organizations were involved in adapting the standard script for specific contexts and audiences. If you have adapted a script, and would like to share it with others, please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it to this page.
This version of the Blanket Exercise was developed for the BC Teachers’ Federation. It makes reference to BC history and the treaty process, and is recommended for students and adults in British Columbia.
English Language Learners Edition
This version of the Blanket Exercise is designed for participants who are learning English and was created with New Canadians in mind. There are a number of vocabulary activities and other suggested preparation and follow-up exercises appropriate for English Language Learners included in this document. It was developed in partnership with Louisa Bruinsma while she was on the KAIROS Board of Directors as a representative of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
Mass Blanket Exercise Edition
This script was used on Parliament Hill with over 250 participants during the closing events of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Ottawa in June, 2015. It contains instructions for a number of volunteers to play the European role. This version of the script is appropriate for exercises where there are over 100 participants. It was prepared in partnership with the Assembly of Seven Generations.
Newfoundland and Labrador Edition (coming soon)
This version of the Blanket Exercise was developed to help participants understand the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada.
Worship Service Edition
This version of the Blanket Exercise has been adjusted for the context of a worship service with a seated congregation.
The scripts below have been adapted for particular contexts in partnership with KAIROS, and are based on previous versions of the Blanket Exercise script. You are encouraged to use these as inspiration for how you may want to adapt the Blanket Exercise to fit your local context. They do not contain preparation instructions or suggested follow-up activities. We suggest that you refer to the Standard Script for more guidance.
Edmonton Youth Script
This version of the Blanket Exercise was developed by high school students and Elders in the Edmonton Catholic and Edmonton Public School Boards in February 2015. It contains specific information about Edmonton as well as the surrounding area.
Kanehsatàke Language and Cultural Center Script & Scrolls
This version of the Blanket Exercise was developed by the Kanehsatà:ke Language & Cultural Center and contains information about this specific historical and cultural context.
The Blanket Exercise for Presbyterians
This version of the exercise was developed for use in Presbyterian congregations and communities. It contains biblical and scriptural reflections as well as the confession and apology of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.
Health Focus Script and Scrolls
This version of the Blanket Exercise has a specific focus on the impacts of colonization on the health of Indigenous peoples. It was prepared in partnership with the University of Ottawa School of Nursing with particular help from Cynthia Stirbys.