KAIROS Blanket Exercise
Monday, August 9th
1pm- 3:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time OR 6pm- 8:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time
The Blanket Exercise is based on Indigenous methodologies and the goal is to build understanding about the shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. In the original version, everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets that represent the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. Because of COVID, the Canadian ecumenical Social Justice group/movement — KAIROS — has developed a virtual KAIROS Blanket Exercise workshop. This online session honours the experiential and participatory elements of the in-person KBE, while making adjustments for a safe experience in an online environment.
By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy. Indigenous elders and trained non-indigenous leaders work together to facilitate the session.
It is very important that participants log onto the call with a laptop/desktop or tablet. This activity can’t be done through the ZOOM phone application. KAIROS will ask participants to change their backgrounds throughout the session and we will ask them to use the chat features.
Participants are also asked to log into the Zoom call 15 before the session starts.
Registration is free. Minimum number for each session: 20; Maximum: 45.
To register for this program send an email to email@example.com
Please indicate your time preference.