The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an experiential teaching tool based on major themes and findings of the 1996 Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. This exercise builds awareness and understanding of our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by having participants walk through situations that include pre-contact, treaty making, colonization, and resistance. The three-hour journey through 400 years of tragedy, evokes a powerful sense of wrongdoing that Indigenous people have suffered at the hands of European colonists and their descendants.
DURATION: 3 hours including a Talking Circle. Refreshments will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring their own blanket to participate in the exercise.
WARNING: This session contains subject matter that may be disturbing to some people and may be triggering. Support resources will be available or you can call 1-866-925-4419 or your local crisis line for counselling and support.